President Obama Reverse Stance on Gay-Marriage Ban

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In an astonishing legal turnaround, President Obama says the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. He says the clause defining marriage as only between one man and one woman violates the right of equal protection under the law. The news came in a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to congressional leaders.

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Guest:
Dahlia Lithwick - Legal Affairs correspondent for Slate - @dahlialithwick

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper