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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pres. Obama: DOMA Unconstitutional - Will Stop Defending In Court

In a major reversal, the Obama administration said that the Defense of Marriage Act - which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman - is unconstitutional. And to make that point, the White House has instructed the Department of Justice to stop defending it in court. "The President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. He added that the law "fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional."


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