While Americans have been busy focusing on one Obama overreach after another, with health care currently occupying the front burner, the issue of gay marriage has escaped scrutiny.
When he was out campaigning for President, Obama understood the politically explosive nature of gay marriage and decided that getting elected was more important than being honest. He contorted himself to say the he supported the definition of marriage as one man and one woman, while at the same time letting homosexual activists groups know that he opposed the federal law which defines marriage as just that.
Among normal people this would be understood as being duplicitous at best.
The problem Obama has at the moment is that as the nation's chief law enforcement officer his job is to defend federal law, which at this point includes the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA). Solution? Make a half-baked defense of the law and tell everyone, even the judges before which you're defending the law, that you think it is wrong and should be overturned. read more »
The assault against traditional marriage continues in our nation’s capital.
This past week, the Washington, DC Board of Elections voted “no” on allowing DC residents the right to vote on a citizen led referendum that would affirm a traditional definition of marriage. They claimed that allowing residents to vote on the issue would somehow violate the District’s Human Rights Act.
This is the same City Council that recently voted to have our nation’s capital give legal recognition to homosexual “marriages” that are performed in other states. The irony is this is the same city government that complains about not having representation in Congress…yet they won’t allow their own residents to represent their own views at the ballot box.
Step by step, Obama is undermining traditional marriage
This past week Obama signed a presidential memorandum extending federal benefits (normally reserved for married couples) to homosexual government employees and their “partners”. Of course , this also only ads to the overall costs of government benefits as well, at a time of record deficits. The bottom line is that Obama is now moving to use federal tax dollars to pay off a key portion of his political base. In fact, John Barry, the openly gay Director of the Office of Personnel Management, stated: “This is a first step, not a final step”.
Obama’s Justice Department recently notified a homosexual couple that they could update their passports to reflect their new “married” names. This comes after Obama’s State Department changed its policies to allow homosexual couples that travel overseas to apply for passports “under the names recognized by their state”, including gay marriages, domestic partnerships or civil unions. read more »
The most recent election has left us with one indisputable fact. An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose gay marriage. For all the fulminations and (to borrow a phrase from Karl Rove) bloviations of the left, we are left with a clear and convincing and at least on a state by state basis, unanimous verdict.
Now that the election is over and the returns are in, (and having lost overwhelmingly), liberals are returning to what they consider more friendly terrain the courtroom. In state after state they are now appealing to judges to overturn, throw out and/or otherwise find "unconstitutional" these duly passed, citizen approved constitutional amendments. This from pretty much the same crowd that is heard shouting "every vote should count", (even in cases where they are legally suspect). read more »