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President: DOMA is unconstitutional [BREAKING NEWS]
Skeeve
Wow. Check this out. Just posted at the Justice Dept website:
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Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Statement of the Attorney General on Litigation Involving the Defense of Marriage Act

WASHINGTON
 
Cynic
Excellent.

I guess now that DADT is looking dead, they're done biding their time on this too. Good. I'm not sure how they were actually thinking, but for what it's worth I think it was a good strategy to focus on one piece at a time. By doing that, each one makes the next stronger -- more or less exactly as Holder expressed. It's much harder to uphold DOMA in a legal environment where gays can serve openly, yet difficult to remove any one thing by going after it all at once and sending the ignorant into a blind panic.
 
Skeeve
Yes, Cynic, they said they were going to do it this way, way back when. But some just didn't think they were moving fast enough.

I'm not happy with the way health care reform is going, maybe they have some more tricks up their sleeves. *crosses fingers*
 
catman
It isn't over yet, unfortunately. I'm sure the Christian Nationalists in Congress will fight it for as long as they can, as well as some judges. But it is a good sign.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
seeker
Unfortunately the Supreme Court is probably not going to go along with Obama on this one.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
Bob of QF
Two steps forward.

One and a half steps back....

... and so it goes.
Quantum Junction: Use both lanes

Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
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