In what is called a “shocking” revelation, the Obama administration has decided that they will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and woman. They have deemed it unconstituional.
This is a huge victory and step forward for the gay and lesbian community.
President Obama decided the Justice Department no longer would defend DOMA after concluding the law was unconstitutional, administration officials said. Attorney General Eric Holder notified House Speaker John Boehner of the President’s decision in a letter today, explaining that the administration believed the law violated equal protection principles, because it treats gays and lesbians differently than heterosexual couples. The government, he said, has no compelling reason for doing that.
What this essentially means is if Congress does not repeal the law, the court’s will, and the Obama administration won’t get in their way. Further, we have Obama saying he believes the law “violates” the Constitution.
This is a huge step forward for America. Good things are coming.
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