A filing by the Obama Justice Department last weeksurprised hardcore supporters. Despite candidate Obama promising the gay community that he would work to overturn the Defense Of Marriage Act(DOMA),his lawyers urged dismissal of the first same-sex-marriage case to reach federal courts.
The plaintiffs are two guys who tied the knot when same-sex marriages were legal in California. They claim DOMA violates the Constitution's "full faith and credit" clause, the "due process" clause, equal protection, their free speech rights and right to privacy.
Obama's legal beavers attacked. They cited Catalano v. Catalano, involving a man who married his niece in Italy and sought to have the marriage recognized in Connecticut. The courts told him to stuff it. They cited the case of an Indiana marriage of an underage woman that New Jersey courts red-lighted. The third cite involved the marriage of first cousins in New Mexico, which got blown out by Arizona courts.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexers, and Transgenders are fuming that Obama is not dismantling DOMA-- and are livid that his beavers would cite cases involving incest and people marrying children. They're also furious at Obama's limp action on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
Look, boys and girls (and undecided):right now Obama's getting busy...finishing off the economy and destroying heath care. So for the moment you have to bend over and grab the ankles. But don't doubt him. Your turn is coming. (So to speak.) He's a flaming lib,and he's on your side of the aisle. I promise! You just have to be patient; you're not yet a priority. How does it feel?