Now that Obama has given the green light for subverting the responsibility to defend DOMA, Democrat Rep. Rush Holt is opening up a new front in the war against marriage. This from the Associated Press:
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt is pushing the Obama administration to halt deportation proceedings against the same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens.The case underscores the ambiguous status of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as the union of a heterosexual man and a heterosexual woman.
Earlier this year, Attorney General Eric Holder said the government would no longer defend the law in court. But the administration continues to enforce it.
The status of DOMA is not ambiguous - in fact, it's very clear: Congress passed DOMA. And now the President refuses to defend it. So the only ambiguity is how various government entities are meant to deal with this contradiction.
All the more reason to lend some clarity to the situation by joining our efforts to Defend DOMA.