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Obama Justice Department files new DOMA brief, calling the law ‘discriminatory’ and in need of repeal.

The Obama administration has been seeking to dismiss a suit brought by a gay couple in California challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In June, the Obama Justice Department’s brief defending DOMA infuriated LGBT activists because it referenced incest and child rape when talking about marriage equality. Today, however, the Justice Department has filed [...]
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Government's defense of DOMA

Politics / US Politics : First Read (4 years ago)

From NBC's Pete Williams Though the Obama administration calls the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  discriminatory, the Justice Department nonetheless is defending the law in a court filing today in Massachusetts. The state h... Read Post

White House Calls DOMA 'Discriminatory' in New Court Filing

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (5 years ago)

The Obama administration filed new papers on Monday in the case against Arthur Smelt and Christopher Hammer, who are challenging the Defense of Marriage Act. While the Justice Dept. reiterated that it is obliged to defend DOMA, the ... Read Post

Today In Cognitive Dissonance

LGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God. (5 years ago)

The Obama administration filed court papers today saying that DOMA discriminates against gays, but that they must continue to defend it in court. Justice Department lawyers are seeking to dismiss a suit brought by a gay California c... Read Post


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