Skip to comments.Breaking News: Obama action against DOMA coming
Posted on 02/23/2011 9:39:31 AM PST by Justaham
A well-placed and trusted source tells me that, any minute now, Attorney General Eric Holder will issue a statement announcing that it will no longer defend so-called Defense of Marriage Act lawsuits in court. The source believes DOJ had come to the conclusion that heightened scrutiny would apply, and that these cases cannot be defended in court. A 530d letter has been sent to Congress informing it that, if it wants to defend the statute, it is free to do so. A case is pending now that has a filing deadline of March 11.
This is huge, folks. By definitively stating that gay men and lesbians deserve heightened scrutiny, the Obama administration is declaring that there is no government interest in perpetuating the discrimination aggrieved parties are trying to redress.
(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...
How are those 1,600 cal rib’s, Michelle?
well I think that Obama has secured the 2% of the gay vote!
that combined with the 13% from racist blacks gives him a nice 15% approval :P
Less than 2 more years, less than 2 more years. I keep telling myself that, but am wondering how much more damage can be done in less than 2 more years....
He doesn’t enforce the immigration laws, he doesn’t enforce voting rights laws against the Panthers. Why should he enforce marriage laws?
So... rule by Judicial Fiat AND by lawsuit (by choosing not to fight lawsuits)
What this means is that if you don’t like a law, file a lawsuit and then the government LETS YOU WIN.
You can’t marry you goat but you want to? file a lawsuit...
you want Obammycare but evil republicans want give it toyou? file a lawsuit.
It’s good to be the King...
Is the end of America too much?
More like one year - something tells me he’ll be involved in primaries at the beginning of 2012.
They lecture us what not to put in our mouth but I guess it is okay for gays to put anything in their mouth?
I know the liberal view is that marriage discriminates, yadda, yadda, yadda. And that to them, it’s a minor technical change to say marriage should be just any two people, etc.
But, doesn’t all of this really call into question whether government or society is allowed to define marriage at all?
Even defining marriage as any two people discriminates against polygamy and group marriage.
I think that since they are forcing homosexual marriage through the courts, it does call into question whether any definition of marriage will be allowed to stand.
And who will key targets of future lawsuits be? Churches, because there is no mainstream religious organization which performs homosexual marriages. Will they be sued? I guess we’ll find out.
Muslims call it
This is also huge: during the DADT repeal training last Friday, my boss and I were discussing that this is the one area in which, even after repeal of DADT, homosexuals in the military won’t be treated equally: “partner” benefits and military family housing.
A calculated and deliberate attempt to tear down the last piece of the wall that separates aberrant behavior from natural relationships. Just disgusting.
Dumb question, what does this news mean?
More government by fiat from our mobster Attorney General.
"Furthermore, pursuant to the Presidents instructions, and upon further notification to Congress, I will instruct Department attorneys to advise courts in other pending DOMA litigation of the Presidents and my conclusions that a heightened standard should apply, that Section 3 is unconstitutional under that standard and that the Department will cease defense of Section 3."
Yippee. The Executive Branch now decides what's constitutional.
Sounds like par for the course for this "Justice" Dept.
I always thought it interesting but our minister does not perform any wedding ceremonies. Apparently it was an issue of many of his emails so he simply announced from the pulpit some time ago that he “chose not to”. Guess that is one way to get around it.
Yup - Christian churches.
“Dumb question, what does this news mean?”
It means we have an activist leftist administration trying to subvert the USA from within.
But we knew that already.
The goal is not to appease the homos,
the goal is the destruction of the family.
Excerpt: "After careful consideration, including review of a recommendation from me, the President of the United States has made the determination that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 1 U.S.C. § 7, as applied to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law, violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 530D, I am writing to advise you of the Executive Branchs determination and to inform you of the steps the Department will take in two pending DOMA cases to implement that determination."
As you know, the Department has a longstanding practice of defending the constitutionality of duly-enacted statutes if reasonable arguments can be made in their defense, a practice that accords the respect appropriately due to a coequal branch of government. However, the Department in the past has declined to defend statutes despite the availability of professionally responsible arguments, in part because the Department does not consider every plausible argument to be a reasonable one. [D]ifferent cases can raise very different issues with respect to statutes of doubtful constitutional validity, and thus there are a variety of factors that bear on whether the Department will defend the constitutionality of a statute. Letter to Hon. Orrin G. Hatch from Assistant Attorney General Andrew Fois at 7 (Mar. 22, 1996). This is the rare case where the proper course is to forgo the defense of this statute. Moreover, the Department has declined to defend a statute in cases in which it is manifest that the President has concluded that the statute is unconstitutional, as is the case here. Seth P. Waxman, Defending Congress, 79 N.C. L.Rev. 1073, 1083 (2001). In light of the foregoing, I will instruct the Departments lawyers to immediately inform the district courts in Windsor and Pedersen of the Executive Branchs view that heightened scrutiny is the appropriate standard of review and that, consistent with that standard, Section 3 of DOMA may not be constitutionally applied to same-sex couples whose marriages are legally recognized under state law.
Destroy the traditional family and
A Luciferian TWOFER!
This is part of their Agenda (see tagline).
So when a Republican Administration takes over in 2012, they can refuse to enforce and defend Obamacare. BUH-BYE OBAMCARE!
I guess this is the next stage of 0bama’s “evolving” views on homo marriage.
It means this Administration is NOT going to enforce laws it disagrees with.
Who died and made Eric Holder king? Who voted Oboma our new dictator?
They don't write our laws. Congress does.
You think that’s disgusting?
FRiend, this is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg:
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) declared that homosexuality was not a disease simply by changing the 81-word definition of sexual deviance in its own reference manual.
In July 1998, the APA’s Psychological Bulletin published an article that seemed to condone pedophilia. “A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples” argued that the “negative potential” of sexual abuse has “been overstated.” Child sex abuse, they contended, actually encompasses a wide range of behavior best described with “value neutral” terms.
Less than 50 years ago, nobody would have believed that homosexuality would be so openly embraced as it is today. Nor would anyone today believe that other deviant and evil behavior will be openly embraced in the future.
I’m only 35 however I firmly believe that America peaked as a nation in the 50’s. It’s been all downhill and will continue to be downhill from there...
So this basically oks gay marriage? Same sex couples in any state can get married now?
Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!
Void and file the letter away for future investigations. Congress writes our laws - not holder.
“...wondering how much more damage can be done in less than 2 more years....”
Not only will it be more damage than you imagine, it will be more that you CAN POSSIBLY imagine...
Remember: Politics-not science-decided that homosexuals are ‘normal’...
Unions have declared war on our state governments ...
Fleebaggers have quit the jobs they were elected to, abdicated responsibility and ran ...
so ... n0bama wags the dog.
" ... can't I just eat my waffles?"
B I N G O ! ! !
...or does that just mean "conservatives be quiet and take it!" while the left runs roughshod all over us?
Another point of the Communist Manifesto is completed:
“Bourgeois marriage is, in reality, a system of wives in common and thus, at the most, what the Communists might possibly be reproached with is that they desire to introduce, in substitution for a hypocritically concealed, an openly legalized system of free love.
For the rest, it is self-evident that the abolition of the present system of production must bring with it the abolition of free love springing from that system, i.e., of prostitution both public and private.”
-Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
where are all the dumba**es that said we didn’t need a marriage amendment?
WE TOLD YOU SO.
Dictatorship in action..... to hell with the constitution, rule of law and the will of the People.
While the middle east is going to hell in a hand basket.....
Are we going to see Sarah Palin step up on this issue?
One law he IS enforcing is the confiscation of our hard earned money by hiring thousands of new IRS thugs!
Oil just hit $100 a barrel. $5 is expected by summer, the economy is about to crash, and what is Oboma doing???? Kissing queers!
Exactly....and the walls keep being torn down...relentlessly. We are being destroyed by thugs within our very own country. The assults on our country and all it's goodness just floods thru washington now.
The DOMA is a Federal LAW passed by CONGRESS and signed into LAW by Bubba CLINTON.
OBAMA has just STATED he is REFUSING to enforce FEDERAL LAW.
WE don’t get to pick and choose WHICH LAWS we will follow...AND THAT GOES FOR THE PRESIDENT ALSO.
THIS IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.
It’s been said oil at $120 to $140 will crash the whole system...not far from that now. Even at $120 our nation will shake from it. We are heading for some very dire times ahead.