No Defense for DOMA

Posted by – February 25, 2011

Here’s some good news that seems to be under reported:


The Obama administration said Wednesday that it will no longer defend the federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage because it considers the legislation unconstitutional, a sudden and rare reversal.

Gay rights groups hailed the administration’s move, saying it will bolster their argument that laws that apply a different standard to people based on sexual orientation are unconstitutional. At least three challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act are working their way through the federal courts.

2 Comments on No Defense for DOMA

  1. divadarya says:

    I also love the fact that besides being the right thing to do, it forces the Republicans even farther to the right if they choose to defend it, and they may not, if both houses of congress get to vote on it. Boehner gets to look even more spluttery and stupid than usual.

  2. Beth.Olsen says:

    Now that the Obama administration has freed up some time for themselves, I wonder if they will start to push for a trans-inclusive ENDA??

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