Thursday, February 24, 2011

Obama Administration to Stop Defending Defense of Marriage Act in Court

"President Obama, in a striking legal and political shift, has determined that the Defense of Marriage Act — the 1996 law that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages — is unconstitutional, and has directed the Justice Department to stop defending the law in court, the administration said Wednesday.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced the decision in a letter to members of Congress. In it, he said the administration was taking the extraordinary step of refusing to defend the law, despite having done so during Mr. Obama’s first two years in the White House.

“The president and I have concluded that classifications based on sexual orientation” should be subjected to a strict legal test intended to block unfair discrimination, Mr. Holder wrote. As a result, he said, a crucial provision of the Defense of Marriage Act “is unconstitutional.”

Meanwhile Obama is 'grappling with the issue'.

Video embedded below.

Is he really trying to play both sides of this issue? What is even more astonishing then that, he will probobly get away with it for most of the 'Main Stream Media'.

Over in Ace's corner;

"Remember when Bush signing statements were grounds for impeachment or something? Now Presidents get to declare laws unconstitutional and ignore them? That's the rule? Ok, the first GOP candidate who says if elected they will not enforce any ObamaCare, Davis-Bacon or other liberal legislation gets my vote.

Just a reminder you bitter clingers who voted for Obama...he doesn't support same sex marriage (wink, wink, nudge, nudge liberals).

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