Kathryn Lehman, former Congressional staffer who assisted in writing DOMA: "It wasn't people that you know, people that you work with, people just like everybody else."
Good on her for working for repeal now, but my 1996 was different. It WAS people that I knew, people that I WORKED with, people just like EVERYBODY ELSE.
It was always a law about restricting the rights of an unpopular group of people. DOMA was wrong then and it still wrong now.