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The Emotional Speech From The Only Republican In Congress Who Opposed DOMA

Steve Gunderson, a Republican Congressman was famously outed by another Republican member of Congress in a personal attack. "Why must we attack one element of our society for some cheap political gain? Why must we pursue the politics of division, of fear, and of hate," Gunderson said in an impassioned speech against DOMA in 1996.

Posted on March 26, 2013, at 1:32 p.m. ET

He recently gave a statement to United for Marriage on why he opposed the law: