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As TPM's Catherine Thompson points out, nearly every GOP presidential candidate was invited to the New Hampshire National Security Summit on Saturday, with a few notable exceptions: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney, one of the event's organizers and a noted anti-Islam activist, told The Intercept last month that he "fiercely opposed" Christie's presidential campaign and was "undecided" about Bush.
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From a TPM Prime member: "Section 3 of DOMA was just such a law. However, it was struck down, at least in part, because Congress has no constitutionally granted authority to regulate or define marriage, meaning that this a power reserved to the states. Section 2 of DOMA, which provides that no state shall be required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, however, has not been ruled unconstitutional because the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the Constitution specifically gives Congress the power to define how acts of one state shall affect another. The recent ruling makes it moot, however, since no state can avail itself of this Congressional authorization without running afoul of the 14th Amendment."
Related: Remember when the Supreme Court struck down DOMA?
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