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DOJ Abandons Defense of the 'Defense of Marriage Act': First Thoughts

There are 2 comments on the uchicagolaw.typepad.com story from Feb 23, 2011, titled DOJ Abandons Defense of the 'Defense of Marriage Act': First Thoughts. In it, uchicagolaw.typepad.com reports that:

The Obama administration's announcement today that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act is a dramatic and completely game-changing legal decision. It is also the right one.

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Equal Equals Equal

Vernalis, CA

#1 Feb 23, 2011
It's all about the Constitution and EQUALITY for everyone. DOMA, like PROP 8 in California,*IS* unconstitutional !! Just because your religious beliefs make you believe in discrimination doesn't make the issue any less UNCONSTITUTIONAL !!

the bible is a book of FAITH, not FACT

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Silver Spring, MD

#2 Feb 23, 2011
It is about equality if there is no reasonable, secularly based state interest in restricting the rights of a particular group.

The closet case and fundierai$ing homophobes have not been able to demonstrate such a legitimate state interest regarding marriage equality.

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