Obama, Holder declare Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional
In another move by Obama that violates the Constitution, he and radical Attorney General Eric Holder arbitrarily declared a standing law unconstitutional. In February, 2011, Eric Holder informed Congress that the administration would no longer defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in court. It said both he and President Obama had concluded that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples who are in marriages that are legally recognized by their state governments.(1) This blatant political move is another step in Obama and Holder’s push to force the entire gay agenda down the American peoples throat - whether we like it or not.
In July, 2011, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the president "is proud" to support the Respect for Marriage Act, "which would take the Defense of Marriage Act off the books for once and for all."(2) This bill would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. DOMA forbids the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage even if they were married under state law. The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into law by Bill Clinton.
This misnamed “Respect for Marriage Act” was introduced in the Senate by Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
The refusal by Obama and Holder to enforce this duly enacted law has effectively ended all enforcement of DOMA. Since february, 2011, the impact of declaring DOMA unconstitutional has affected cases ranging from bankruptcy filings to civil-rights violation investigations and from ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' to immigration cases.(3)