A number of attacks on President Obama for his decision no longer to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have been based on a fallacy: that the administration has decided no longer to enforce DOMA. The administration has made no such decision. The administration will continue to enforce the DOMA, but will no longer defend challenges to the constitutionality of DOMA in the courts. This is a big and important difference, but the Newt Gingriches and Sarah Palins have in fact decided no longer to worry about whether their political attacks are based on fact or fiction. More on this later. There, I said it.
But apparently a There, I Said It! submission is supposed to be at least 150 words, so it appears I am not yet finished. Let me assure you that I will be blogging more on DOMA, same-sex marriage, the Republican assault on women’s reproductive rights, and related issues.
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