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1996 - Defense of Marriage Act passed

Washington, DC

The Defense of Marriage Act is signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996, banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage by limiting the definition of marriage to the union of one man and one woman. It further allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.

Pictured: News Clipping

Location: Washington, DC

Source: The Lynn Item

Date: 1996-07-13

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