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Baldwin: Amazing experience sitting in on DOMA hearing

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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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