White House Statement on NY Stops Just Short of Endorsing SSM


A rather breathtaking claim from the White House after last night's vote to redefine marriage: "The process in New York worked just as it should."

Really? Rushing through a bill opposed by the majority of the state's citizens before the public even had a chance to read it? And who knows how many back-room deals that were swapped to get the votes?

Here's the statement in full:

The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. That's why he has called for repeal of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and determined that his Administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in the courts. The states should determine for themselves how best to uphold the rights of their own citizens. The process in New York worked just as it should.