Irony alert: Obama to ignore law he doesn’t agree with

No not the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. No, not Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. No, not the immigration law (he’s already ignoring that one). But provisions of the new war spending bill that the Obama administration, instead of going to court to litigate the matter, unilaterally decided that they find the provision unconstitutional.

Remember, President Obama won’t even do what is legally in his power to do with regards to providing gay federal employees health benefits, opposing DOMA in court, or issuing a stop-loss order to halt the two-a-day discharge of gay US service members – all things that are legally in the president’s power to do under US law. Team Obama’s logic? The law is the law, and they won’t challenge US law, lest they look like the lawless Bush administration that preceded them. But when it comes to outright ignoring US law, claiming the law is unconstitutional and not even going to court to prove their case, then the Obama team is happy to ignore the law – provided the law has nothing to do with those pesky homosexuals and their inconvenient human rights.

And you thought someone had turned the light at the tunnel back on.

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