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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Captiol November 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Thursday to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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      WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Captiol November 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Thursday to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    The upcoming Batman movie has a star-studded cast, featuring the likes of Ben Affleck, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne — but no star shines as bright as Sen. Patrick Leahy.

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