RE: Obama: DOMA Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending In Court
I'm glad he (or his spokesperson) finally came out and said this. Was the Obama Admin actually dragging its feet all this time, or was this delay a necessary part of the process? Does the "determination" actually come from the President to the DOJ, or from the DOJ to the President? I'm a bit confused as to how this is supposed to work.
I see that the DOJ addressed its letter to the Speaker of the House, i.e. Boehner. I certainly wish this had been able to be addressed to Nancy Pelosi instead -- say, back last October -- she would have heralded it, and Boehner will probably do his best to bury it. What is the House's role now?
But it is what it is, and it's a huge step in the right direction. Now, let's see some exploding heads!
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