Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Justice Department is Judge, Jury and Congress Now

From the NY Times:

President Obama, in a major legal policy shift, has directed
the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of
Marriage Act - the 1996 law that bars federal recognition of
same-sex marriages - against lawsuits challenging it as

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday sent a
letter to Congress to inform them that the Justice Department
will now take the position in court that the Defense of
Marriage Act should be struck down as a violation of gay
couples' rights to equal protection under the law.

"The President and I have concluded that classifications
based on sexual orientation warrant heightened scrutiny and
that, as applied to same-sex couples legally married under
state law" a crucial provision of the Defense of Marriage Act
is unconstitutional, Mr. Holder wrote.

No, sir, you're job is to enforce the laws of our country, not to decide what should and shouldn't be law.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lol yeah good job ignoring the literally dozens of incidences of the bush administration doing this very thing, do you just have a button that switches off cognitive dissonance or what