Rather fey GOP Rep. wants to defend DOMA in court

Yet another example of how the President is getting zero credit for acting like a Republican. He’s still basically being accused of being a homo-loving left-wing pinko, regardless of how badly he’s acting on our issues. Why not just do the right thing, do what he promised to do (on our and so many other issues), and stop the charade of pretending he’s being bipartisan. Obama’s not being bipartisan, he’s being played.

Keen News Service:

Claiming that the Obama Department of Justice is not doing enough to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has asked a federal court for permission to serve as an intervenor-defendant in two cases expected to come before the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

In its motions to intervene October 5, the ADF claims the Department of Justice is mounting “no defense at all” for DOMA. The lawsuits in question challenge only DOMA Section 3 –the section that limits the interpretation of “marriage” for any federal purpose to heterosexual couples.

“We should be strengthening and protecting marriage, not subjecting it to a hostile takeover through the courts,” said Dale Schowengerdt, legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, in a press release. “If the Obama administration won’t defend marriage, we are ready and willing to do so.”


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