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Mass. Group Fights Obama's DOMA Decision

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The Massachusetts Family Institute vowed Thursday to fight the Obama administration's decision not to defend DOMA — the Defense of Marriage Act — in court.

Kris Mineau, president of the group against same-sex marriage, asked a court to give his group legal standing to continue an appeal of a ruling in Massachusetts.

"The laws say that under unusual circumstances, a friend of the court can have standing," he said. "These are unusual circumstances when the President of the United States does not carry out his or her constitutional obligation."

It's unlikely the court would give another group legal standing to appeal the case, said Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.

This program aired on February 24, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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