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The Politicians Who Supported DOMA Who Had Affairs

Seven Republican members of Congress, one Democratic president who signed the law, and one Democratic congressman.

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7. Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich

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Gingrich has been married three different times. Both Gingrich's first and second marriages ended when he began relationships with the women who would later become his second and third wives, respectively.

5. Republican Congressman Bob Barr

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Barr has been married three times. He was the lead sponsor of DOMA. Barr's second wife said he began an affair with his third wife — whom he married a month after their divorce — while they were still married.

2. Democratic Congressman Gary Condit

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Condit famously had an affair with former Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy, who later went missing and was found dead. Ingmar Guandique, from El Salvador, who was living in the country illegally, was convicted of her murder in 2010.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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