Senator Patrick Leahy said the hearing to repeal DOMA starts on July the 20th.
The hearing will be the first time Congress has heard testimony on legislation that would end federal marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian couples.“With thousands of loving and committed couples in New York set to marry this month, now is the perfect time for the Senate to begin the process of repealing the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act,” said Freedom to Marry National Campaign Director Marc Solomon. “Until DOMA’s enactment, the federal government had always honored marriages celebrated in the states. It’s time for Congress to end this gay exception and allow legally married same-sex couples access to the tools and security available to all other couples to build a life together and protect their families.”
So the showdown starts next week. Hope C-span is on it.