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Baldwin: Amazing experience sitting in on DOMA hearing


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WXOW)—Senator Tammy Baldwin sat in on Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act.

She said it was an amazing opportunity to sit in on such a historic case.

Sen. Baldwin said the hearing was a mix of serious discussion and light hearted banter between Supreme Court Justices.

But, she thought a good case was made that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the equal protection clause of the constitution.

"What I think it means is we have nine states that recognize marriage in same sex couples," Baldwin said. "But the federal government discriminates against those couples and I believe that's wrong and I believe a lot has changed since DOMA was first passed in 1996."

She hopes the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision that will move the nation toward more equality.

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