Thursday, November 19, 2009

TBP--What will President Obama do about that pesky federal Prop 8 suit?

Read my newest Bilerico Post: What will President Obama do about that pesky federal Prop 8 suit?

While the federal Proposition 8 lawsuit continues its battle in federal court, leaders in the LGBT community are casting a suspicious eye on the White House, asking whether or not our 'fierce advocate' up there is going to come to our aide when thousands of same-sex couples in California most need him.

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The argument that the Department of Justice used to defend their defense of DOMA in federal court was that they have a duty to defend federal law. Well, this may or may not be true--certainly, there is a lot of credible evidence supporting that this would be correct protocol for any non-dictator President. However, Prop 8 is state law, not federal law--if the Department of Justice chose to file a brief in the case, they would be free to take whichever side they chose, and certainly take side against the law: as Bush's DOJ did on many occasions.

President Obama will, in all likeliness, not actually weigh in on this minefield, however...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think, at the very least, the President should be reminded that it wasn't all that long ago that interracial marriages were not legal. Also, it was pretty unpopular with the voters. Yet, as you see... Same-sex couples are now in this position. History repeats itself.