Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Obama: DOMA Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending In Court [Huffington Post]
President Obama has determined that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and that the Department of Justice should no longer defend the measure, which severely limits the potential of states to honor or carry out same-sex marriages, the administration announced Wednesday.
"The President believes that DOMA is unconstitutional. They are no longer going to be defending the cases in the 1st and 2nd circuits," a person briefed on the decision said, according to the National Journal.
More to come...
Read the letter from the Department of Justice to Speaker Boehner here.