This afternoon, the Department of Justice filed another brief defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Today’s filing supports DOJ’s motion to dismiss that case brought against DOMA by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Attorney General Martha Coakley. As we are all aware, Massachusetts does allow same-sex marriage. The DOJ brief also argues against the Commonwealth’s motion for summary judgment.
John and I just got our hands on this document and are beginning to analyze it. The Obama administration’s DOJ has, unfortunately, gotten really good at defending anti-gay laws. Last week, Peter Rosenstein wrote a column at DC Agenda titled “We have a major problem at DOJ .” He’s right. And, we still do.
Latest DOJ brief defending DOMA http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf