Obama Calls for DOMA Repeal
by Steve Fountain
During a fundraising event in New York City Monday, President Obama for the first time personally called for the repeal of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The law, which President Bill Clinton signed in 1996, defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for purposes of federal laws and regulations. It also protects individual states from being forced to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
“Requiring states like mine — which has one of the strongest marriage-protection laws in the country — to respect and uphold same-sex marriages from a state like Massachusetts would tear down marriage laws in the other 49 states,” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This guy is sure clued in
I have absolutely no idea who Steve Fountain is. Nor, for that matter, do I really care. Apparently he is unaware that President Obama campaigned, in 2008, on the repeal of DOMA. That he is doing so again is not exactly news. Writing for Focus on the Family's CitizenLink, he opines: