Skip to comments.Obama pulls defense for law banning gay marriage
Posted on 02/23/2011 11:01:11 AM PST by La Lydia
President Barack Obama has determined that a federal law that barred gay marriages was unconstitutional and told government lawyers to stop defending it in court, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday, a move that will likely anger some conservative voters. A U.S. judge had ruled that a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) banning gay marriages was unconstitutional, but the administration had appealed, stating that it was obligated to defend federal laws when challenged.
The hot-button issue of same-sex marriage is the focus of a number of judicial and political battles. It is banned in most of the nation and legal only in the District of Columbia and five states -- Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire and Vermont...
Obama decided that provision was unconstitutional and instructed Attorney General Eric Holder, who conducted a review of the law and gave him a recommendation, to stop defending it in federal court....
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“President Barack Obama has determined that a federal law that barred gay marriages was unconstitutional “
Stop, In The Name Of Love!
Hmm, wonder how this will play in black chuches here in the south?
The man’s arrogance is breathtaking. People characterize him as weak, but he sure doesn’t hesitate to take highly illegal, extremely unpopular positions.
Now he’s a Supreme Court of One, the Dear Leader.
I think this is America's final wake-up call. Obama's abuse of power stops here or game over. This is a gangster administration.
This is a duly constituted law passed by the Congress and signed by a President (Clinton). Until (or if) it is declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court, it is still a law regardless of what Zero thinks about it.
This is truly a case of “jumping the shark” and, if someone in Congress notices, it could be a very good case for impeachment. Period.
I think, well hope, this will backfire. Not on the issue but on the hubris of 0dumbo in ANNOUNCING he will ignore a federal law.
Who will he gain from announcing this?
Who will he lose by announcing he is refusing to uphold a law passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton?
NOW can we push for the constitutional Federal Marriage Amendment?
I am reminded of Nero ... keep fiddlin there oh fearless leader
“Hmm, wonder how this will play in black chuches here in the south?”
Race trumps religion. 0bama could spit on the Bible and more than 90% of black church members will still vote for him.
Let's talk about queers. Toss the law aside, and bring the queers out in front of the TV cameras. That should distract the zombies for awhile. (While we're gagging at the sight of homos, what will Obomas other hand be doing to destroy the United States?)
Fine. Now let the governors of states say that will not honor the abortion ruling and start arresting all abortionists and throw them all in jail saying that abortion is illegal and unconstitutional under the right to life provision.
Isn't that the job of the U.S. Supreme Court?
He’s using the union zombies, so Obama is now trying to use gays to vote for him. What a piece of work.
The left is not liking him too much these days, and if union power is weakened in coming weeks, he will have much less support to run in '12.
That's what this move is all about IMO.
Gotta say, I think this is part of the President's job, whether we agree with his decision or not. The Constitution is more a part of the law than anything that Congress has passed. He has to follow it.
But this guy has no clue about the Constitution, or America.
-——But this guy has no clue about the Constitution-——
You are wrong there. his union backers are more important. He just doesn’t give a damn.
That is why he needs to be removed
“a move that will likely anger some conservative voters”
I doubt if conservative voters could be any angrier.
His other hand will be down his pants....he is soooo excited to promote and legitimize his preferred orientation and make the Bible “hate speech” and Christianity illegal in one stroke of the pen.
He is disgusting and is so unconstitutional, we will no longer be a country which gets its rights from the Creator. We will have laws issued from Satan.
He did tell the truth about one thing....he is fundamentally transforming this country into the pagan Roman paradigm of orgies, perversion, pederasty, child sacrifice, women as 2nd class citizens, slavery and tyranny.
Great direction, America. You voted for ___________. I will let you fill in the blank, but whatever you put, it is should be supremely evil.
So I guess you have to demonstrate somewhere, sometime, something he did that is consistent with an understanding of the Constitution; and I don't mean that he thought he could effectively render it meaningless.
What about Obamacare? Didn't a judge somewhere find that unconstitutional?
Obama is an evil POS.
President Barack Obama has determined that a federal law that barred gay marriages was unconstitutional - -
yet the a - - continues to ignore the Federal Court Ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional.
Alinski - "Incite your enemy to anger, then use that anger as a weapon against them."
Speak out - absolutely.
Act out - never. This is what the left wants - desperately. They need to be seen as peaceful, reasonable victims - of us ; the haters, the violent, the angry out of control right wing mobs. They tried to use the TEA party this way, but their rhetoric did not match the pictures the American people were seeing with their own eyes.
The One is perfectly suited for it - he’s a thug.
So I guess that any law the Zero see’s as unfit will no longer be enforced.
Yeah, we should now change the POTUS title to POSOTUS.
I despise that guy.
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That’s the true sign of who he is.
And he is good.
I wonder what his kids think of him?
Are you kidding? They love the idea of daddy being our Marxist dictator for life. They'll never have to leave the white house. They'd live an entire lifetime on glorified welfare. Moochelle would be able to scarf up more freebies for herself she could ever imagine. I'm sure his coveting family is behind him 100%.
So much for checks and balances...why was it that we had three co-equal branches of government???
That’s right - how could I be so stupid....it’s the House, Senate, and the President!!!! I think I’m due another stint in the re-education camp!!!!