You are saying the same thing as the author of the article.
Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman before god, not before government.
Before DOMA, gay marriage was barely an issue. DOMA created the precedent that the definition of marriage should be defined by the government. So if you believe in the legitimacy of DOMA, now you must also believe in the legitimacy of gay marriage. This was their plan from the beginning.
Government should have just stayed out of it. The supporters of DOMA got played by Bill Clinton.
But the camel is VERY curious as to what goes on under the tent flap!
“DOMA created the precedent that the definition of marriage should be defined by the government.”
With respect, governments have been in the marriage definition business for centuries.
A condition of Utah being accepted as a state was for Utah to make polygamy illegal. Bigamy has been illegal for centuries. Homosexual marriage is just the cause de jour for fashionable progressives.