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    MinnPost (“Gay marriage: Judge overturns DOMA, stepping up pressure on Supreme Court”): She also cited a 1996 US Supreme Court decision on a Colorado anti-gay initiative that found gays and lesbians are protected from “burdensome legislation that is the product of sheer antigay animus and devoid of any legitimate governmental purpose.” That argument is outrageous, says Dale Schowengerdt, legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, which supports DOMA. “To say that a law that was passed by overwhelmingly by Congress … to say that that’s the product of animus is — I don’t know how to say it — it’s unbelievable,” he says. “It’s just unbelievable that a judge would be making that sort of value judgment against the entire government, the Congress, and President Bill Clinton.” “Every civilization throughout history has found that marriage involves a man and a woman, and we’re confident that once the Supreme Court has this case, they will find there’s no animus and that the opposite sex was granted in a rational basis,” he says.

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