In response to a question from me, Sarah Palin offered this exclusive response to President Obama's DOMA decision:
"I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. Like the majority of Americans, I support the Defense of Marriage Act and find it appalling that the Obama administration decided not to defend this federal law which was enacted with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by a Democrat president. It's appalling, but not surprising that the President has flip-flopped on yet another issue from his stated position as a candidate to a seemingly opposite position once he was elected."
Please cite www.nationformarriage.org as the source for this statement from Sarah.
RELATED: See NOM's Roundup of Presidential Hopefuls and their statements on Obama's DOMA decision here.
UPDATES - here are some of the first media responses to this statement:
- Ben Smith of Politico: Palin 'appalled' by Obama DOMA move
- Andy Barr of Politico: Sarah Palin: President Obama "appalling" on DOMA
- Time Magazine's The Page: Palin "appalled" by Obama's DOMA turn
- CNN's Political Ticker: Palin: Obama's position on Defense of Marriage Act "appalling"