Let the games begin! Or in the case with the current US president, let the games continue.
The Associated Press announced today that the Obama administration justice lawyers filed court papers Monday claiming the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal marriage law, discriminates against homosexuals. In other words, gay marriage should be legal per the federal government.
The president issued a statement saying “Today, the Department of Justice has filed a response to a legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, as it traditionally does when acts of Congress are challenged. This brief makes clear, however, that my Administration believes that the Act is discriminatory and should be repealed by Congress. I have long held that DOMA prevents LGBT couples from being granted equal rights and benefits. While we work with Congress to repeal DOMA, my Administration will continue to examine and implement measures that will help extend rights and benefits to LGBT couples under existing law.”
This is from the candidate who told Americans “I will tell you that I don’t believe in gay marriage… I believe in civil unions but it should not be called marriage.”
Sure, sir. Whatever you say. Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler tried to defend the president’s defense of his offense against DOMA.
“The administration believes the Defense of Marriage Act is discriminatory and should be repealed,” said because it prevents equal rights and benefits.
“The Justice Department, she added, is obligated “to defend federal statutes when they are challenged in court. The Justice Department cannot pick and choose which federal laws it will defend based on any one administration’s policy preferences.”
DOMA (signed into law by Bill Clinton) is widely recognized as the only current barrier to homosexual marriage becoming law nation wide. Although Obama supporters have argued over and over that Obama is against gay marriage, it appears that pressure from homosexual activists has changed his mind or he was engaging in expediency lying from the very beginning.
If youre angry, hold on a minute and hear the other side of the story.
At the same time Obama is trying to destroy DOMA, he is defending DOMA. In June, DOJ lawyers also filed to dismiss a case of a gay couple who were challenging DOMA in court. Obama’s lawyers basically argued that the federal courts was not the right venue for the case to be tried in.
A mixed group of black civil rights, religious organizations and pastors have spoken out about Obama’s same sex marriages lie. I was wondering when someone from the black community would challenge him. The group calling itself Black Coalition against gay marriage, warned Obama in an open letter that he risked losing support of black church and various other bases which coalesced around his election.
BET reported that the group said Obama’s efforts to repeal DOMA will work at “cross purpose” against the alleged “pro marriage” stance he used as bait for many black church goers.
There is no full copy of the letter as far as I can tell yet. I will be looking to see exactly who signed it. I will wager that the signatories will not include a certain Pentecostal bishop appointed to Obama’s “faith based” hush money program.
Americans for Truth posted an article on Obama’s real beliefs. Check them out. In 1996, Obama told a Chicago gay newspaper /quote/ I favor legalizing gay marriage and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages /unquote/. Here is a copy of the paper where Obama answered the gay rights questionnaire.