Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic
candidate attempting to unseat Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, has
said she supports a federal gay marriage law.
The 62-year-old Warren made her
comments in an interview with Salon.com
at Netroots Nation conference which took place in Providence, Rhode
When asked about President Barack
Obama's recent announcement in support of gay marriage, Warren stood
up to do a quick celebratory dance, the site reported.
“And I believe DOMA is despicable,”
she added. “I'm serious about that.”
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
bars federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and
lesbian couples. The law is being challenged in at least 12 separate
lawsuits. In recent months, judges in California, Massachusetts and
New York have ruled DOMA to be unconstitutional.
While Warren is thrilled with Obama's
evolution on marriage equality, she disagrees with the president's
stance that the issue should be left up to the states.
When asked whether she supports federal
legislation allowing such unions, she gave her unequivocal
endorsement: “Yes, I believe in marriage equality. Done. Game.
Warren, Deval Patrick lead Obama group in Boston Gay Pride.)