Thursday, February 24, 2011

Obama: DOMA Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending In Court

This is grotesque. The 5th amendment concerns government actions such as stealling your property or throwing you into jail without a fair trial. It has nothing to do with "equal protection­" as in teh 14th amendment. The latter applies only to states and not the federal government­. In fact, it empowers Congress to legislate appropriat­ely to enforce the 14th amendment - which it did via DOMA.

In every state where the people have decided the fate of same-sex marriage directly, they have declined to recognize or subsidize it. Only where the judiciary or the legislatur­e denied the people the power to decide has same-sex marriage been imposed. If anything, those states are in violation of the Constituti­on, and the federal government has an obligation to restore "republica­n government­" in those states (article 4, section 4).
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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