“Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA”

Christian Science Monitor: Despite the president’s action, DOMA continues to enjoy significant support in Congress and among many Americans. “Congress rightly recognized that the lifelong, faithful union of a man and a woman is the fundamental building block of thriving societies,” Austin Nimrocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, which supports DOMA, said in a statement. “The union between husband and wife benefits society – especially children – in unique and special ways that cannot be duplicated by any other relationship.” He added: “We should not abandon what Congress wisely did … to appease a very small group of activists.”