From TPM: Personally, I think that DOMA's demise will happen in the courts, not legislatively, and will most probably come when a married spouse of a serviceman killed in action will be denied the usual survivor benefits that an opposite-sex spouse would receive. The repeal of DOMA is also instrumental to reforms in the immigration laws that currently keep legally-married couples of dual nationalities from living here. As has been mentioned in a previous thread, MLB's husband has so many legal thresholds to cross for a visa, he doesn't even try anymore, though he has legal claim to land MLB owns (unless there was some sort of prenup that just doesn't sound like MLB). This same nonsense affects thousands of couples who must choose to either live abroad or separate, something no opposite-sex-marriage would ever tolerate. Of all the head-scratchers of the Clinton presidency, DOMA remains the most perplexing; when he signed it, he lost my respect permanently. Unlike DADT, it wasn't a "compromise" for anything, it's just institutionalized bigotry.