President Abandons Marriage; Obama Divorces from Morality, Law and History
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This is the next step of President Obama's strategy to force the radical homosexual agenda on America against the will of the people and Congress.
At issue is Section 3 of DOMA, which stipulates that any mention of marriage in federal law should be interpreted to refer only to a legal union between one man and one woman. No legal provision could be more basic. As the administration itself noted in a Jan. 20 brief in a different DOMA case, this definition of marriage is derived from that of 'the standard law dictionary,' which itself was derived from historical definitions in state case law.
DOMA was passed by elected representatives of the people and signed into law by President Clinton; the public has the right for their laws to be defended by the executive branch. This administration refuses. The Obama administration has been sabotaging DOMA litigation from the outset, according to Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Today's action at least has the modest virtue of bringing that sabotage out into the open. …