Greg Sargent:

The Obama Justice Department has reached out to major gay rights organizations and scheduled a private meeting for next week with the groups, in an apparent effort to smooth over tensions in the wake of the controversy over the administration’s defense in court of the Defense of Marriage Act. Tracy Russo, a spokesperson for Justice, confirmed the meeting to me, after I posted below that top gay rights lawyers were miffed that administration lawyers had rebuffed their requests to meet and discuss ongoing litigation involving DOMA.

At the meeting—which hasn’t been announced and is expected to include leading gay rights groups like GLAD and Lambda Legal—both sides are expected to hash out how to proceed with pending DOMA cases.... It’s [an] open question whether the meeting will resolve broader tensions in what has been an unexpectedly rocky relationship.