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    Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage.
    In a statement Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder says President Obama has concluded that the administration can no longer defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
    The Justice Department had defended the Defense of Marriage Act in court until now.


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    Obama: I only bother with laws that I like...
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Yeah, Bush was the same way. That's the problem when we start treating our Presidents as King.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama: I only bother with laws that I like...
    DOMA was getting slowly demolished anyways. There comes a time when defending something is just idiotic. Especially when it wastes time and money that cannot be afforded. Even Obama realizes this.
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, Bush was the same way. That's the problem when we start treating our Presidents as King.
    Can you cite one law he did this too? I don't recall.
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama: I only bother with laws that I like...
    I think this is just tit-for-tat....Obama says "oh, you want to play silly games and defend Planned Parenthood, very good, I can play silly games too..."

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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    I'm sorry, if you think a law is wrong, then why WOULD you keep on defending it?

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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm sorry, if you think a law is wrong, then why WOULD you keep on defending it?
    Because it's the law... or does that part elude you? What if a Governor said "We're no longer going to enforce speed limits".
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm sorry, if you think a law is wrong, then why WOULD you keep on defending it?
    'Cuz it's your job.....

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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Because it's the law... or does that part elude you? What if a Governor said "We're no longer going to enforce speed limits".
    Hmmm....no I think I would be ok with that one

    While we're at it, let's stop enforcing gun control, too.

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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Well, this is good. DOMA was indefensible in the first place since it infringes on state sovereignty.

    Edit: Not to mention is fueled by nothing but homophobia wrapped in the veil of religion.
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