Congress unlikely to act on gay marriage soon

Fog obscures the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


Congress is unlikely to act on gay marriage soon

Lawmakers introduced two very different bills on gay marriage last week.Following the Supreme Court's ruling striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, members of Congress introduced legislation to undo the decision and to strengthen it.Here's a closer look at what that means.Part of the Defense of Marriage Act still stands.(AP)Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act which barred federal recognition of same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. But it left standing a …

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