In moves hailed by the groups Freedom to Marry and Log Cabin
Republicans, Reps. Charlie Bass, R-N.H., and Richard Hanna, R-N.Y.,
this week became the second and third Republicans to co-sponsor the
Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of
Marriage Act. "It is right to extend equal protection under federal
law to all couples who are legally married without infringing upon
religious freedom and beliefs," Hanna said.