Maggie's latest column: President Obama’s DOMA Outrage Will Backfire


By refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), by calling it “legally indefensible,” by inventing a new constitutional doctrine (i.e. that sexual orientation is a protected class) never accepted by the Supreme Court, by rejecting controlling Supreme Court precedent in Baker v. Nelson on marriage, by nakedly politicizing the Justice Department, by nationalizing the marriage question and forcing major GOP leaders and presidential candidates to act — President Obama is not only helping build up a national marriage movement, he has actually made it far more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately vote to uphold DOMA. [Continue reading]