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Mixed US message on marriage law riles gay-rights advocates

President Obama, returning to the White House yesterday after a trip west with his family, said he plans to work with Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, but that the Justice Department is right to defend the law until then. President Obama, returning to the White House yesterday after a trip west with his family, said he plans to work with Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, but that the Justice Department is right to defend the law until then. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
Globe Staff and Associated Press / August 18, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama insisted yesterday he still wants to scrap what he calls a discriminatory federal marriage law, even as his administration angered gay-rights activists by defending it in court. (Full article: 679 words)

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