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Obama pulls defense for law banning gay marriage
Reuters ^ | February 23, 2011

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: attorneygeneral; corruption; perversion; supremecourt
Now the Great Obama is deciding what laws passed by Congress are, or are not, Constitutional. "Obama decided" "Obama determined" the story says. And Reuters doesn't think to question that statement.
1 posted on 02/23/2011 11:01:20 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

“President Barack Obama has determined that a federal law that barred gay marriages was unconstitutional “

Stop, In The Name Of Love!


2 posted on 02/23/2011 11:04:15 AM PST by DBrow
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To: La Lydia

Hmm, wonder how this will play in black chuches here in the south?


3 posted on 02/23/2011 11:04:53 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: La Lydia
This is just a distraction. Obama desperately needs to get people to stop talking about the deficit, strikes, and the middle east. Even if he loses this fight it isn't going to gain him any new enemies or lose him any friends. On the gay issue everyone who has an opinion holds it fairly strongly. But talking about $5.00 a gallon gas, union thugs or shutting down the government will cost him dearly. And he has no margin remaining to lose.
4 posted on 02/23/2011 11:09:17 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: La Lydia

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.


5 posted on 02/23/2011 11:10:30 AM PST by jimt
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To: Sybeck1
Hmm, wonder how this will play in black chuches here in the south?

They will continue to bow to the great Obamasiah. Color trumps all other factors of politics or economics.
6 posted on 02/23/2011 11:11:07 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: La Lydia
If he gets away with this America will have to bow to dictatorial rule. This is the kind of disregard for the law that Chavez, Castro and other bullying autocrats display.

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.

7 posted on 02/23/2011 11:11:46 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: La Lydia

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.


8 posted on 02/23/2011 11:12:01 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: La Lydia

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?


9 posted on 02/23/2011 11:12:32 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: La Lydia; All

NOW can we push for the constitutional Federal Marriage Amendment?


10 posted on 02/23/2011 11:13:22 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DBrow

I am reminded of Nero ... keep fiddlin there oh fearless leader


11 posted on 02/23/2011 11:13:23 AM PST by DirtyDawg (eat fruit)
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To: Sybeck1

“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.


12 posted on 02/23/2011 11:13:23 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: La Lydia
Don't talk about the hell breaking lose in the middle east.
Don't talk about the economy tanking.
Don't talk about the stock market plunge.
Don't talk about record home forecloses.
Don't talk about massive unemployment.
Don't talk about the union thugs trying to take over state governments.
Don't talk about the higher gas prices or the $5 gas coming this summer.

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?)

13 posted on 02/23/2011 11:15:10 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: La Lydia

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.


14 posted on 02/23/2011 11:15:17 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: DBrow
The PRESIDENT does not have the authority to determine CONSTIUTIONALITY. The boy king is still defying the Federal courts on his illegal offshore oil drilling ban, and the Fed court declaring Obamacare unconstitutional.

GOP - IMEPACH NOW!!
15 posted on 02/23/2011 11:20:38 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: La Lydia
So now the President gets to decide if a law is Constitutional?

Isn't that the job of the U.S. Supreme Court?

16 posted on 02/23/2011 11:22:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: La Lydia

He’s using the union zombies, so Obama is now trying to use gays to vote for him. What a piece of work.


17 posted on 02/23/2011 11:24:38 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: La Lydia
He's desperately trying to placate the left wing.

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.

18 posted on 02/23/2011 11:24:50 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: La Lydia
Now the Great Obama is deciding what laws passed by Congress are, or are not, Constitutional.

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.

ML/NJ

19 posted on 02/23/2011 11:24:52 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

-——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


20 posted on 02/23/2011 11:26:56 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: La Lydia

“a move that will likely anger some conservative voters”

I doubt if conservative voters could be any angrier.


21 posted on 02/23/2011 11:27:56 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: concerned about politics

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.


22 posted on 02/23/2011 11:31:13 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: bert
You are wrong there.

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.

ML/NJ

23 posted on 02/23/2011 11:34:00 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: La Lydia
So, just extrapolating here, he has decided to not defend this because a judge somewhere said it was unconstitutional.

What about Obamacare? Didn't a judge somewhere find that unconstitutional?

24 posted on 02/23/2011 11:35:00 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: La Lydia

Obama is an evil POS.


25 posted on 02/23/2011 11:35:32 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: La Lydia

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.


26 posted on 02/23/2011 11:37:59 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: tgusa
“a move that will likely anger some conservative voters”

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.

27 posted on 02/23/2011 11:38:59 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

The One is perfectly suited for it - he’s a thug.


28 posted on 02/23/2011 11:42:11 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: DBrow

So I guess that any law the Zero see’s as unfit will no longer be enforced.


29 posted on 02/23/2011 11:44:42 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Ev Reeman

Yeah, we should now change the POTUS title to POSOTUS.

I despise that guy.


30 posted on 02/23/2011 11:47:03 AM PST by Mouton
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To: DirtyDawg

31 posted on 02/23/2011 11:47:19 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/obamaethics.htm


32 posted on 02/23/2011 12:01:33 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: La Lydia

That’s the true sign of who he is.

The destroyer!

And he is good.

I wonder what his kids think of him?


33 posted on 02/23/2011 12:11:57 PM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: devistate one four
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%.

34 posted on 02/23/2011 12:25:39 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Cheerio

So much for checks and balances...why was it that we had three co-equal branches of government???


35 posted on 02/23/2011 12:28:14 PM PST by Stormy_MS1
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To: Stormy_MS1
why was it that we had three co-equal branches of government???

Oh you mean like RAT Schumer should teach us all...........Senator Schumer's 3 Branches Of Govt

Somehow that wasn't the three I remember from school. But then he is a RAT (oh so smart and elite). What a disgrace.
36 posted on 02/23/2011 6:27:59 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

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!!!!


37 posted on 02/23/2011 6:58:46 PM PST by Stormy_MS1
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