Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act was enacteGaveld by Congress in 1996 to preserve the traditional definition of marriage in federal law.  The Obama Administration has recently announced it intended to withdraw its support for DOMA.  In response, the Massawedding ringschusetts Catholic Conference joined an amicus curiae brief supporting DOMA in 2011. 

 MCC Legislative Action

See Amicus Brief (pdf) in DOMA Case, January, 2011. 

See Statement in Support of Proposed State DOMA Act, (pdf) May, 2001.