A minor one perhaps, but worth pointing out:

Does DOMA really preserve "scarce government resources"? Would repealing it really "obligate federal taxpayers" to subsidize gay marriage? No. This is factually incorrect. At least, it is factually incorrect according to the federal government itself. Five years ago the Congressional Budget Office did an analysis (pdf) of the potential budgetary effects of recognizing same-sex marriages.

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