Saturday, April 16, 2011

White House Torpedoed Marriage from Start

A conservative legal scholar told members of Congress on Friday that the Obama administration engaged in a two-year charade, pretending publicly to defend the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act while quietly planting seeds for its demise.

For background, read Obama 'Defends' Marriage yet Promises its Destruction, and also read Obama 'Throws Marriage Under the Bus'

UPDATE 5/26/11: Repeal Marriage & Family: Obama's Religious Left

UPDATE 5/17/11: Lawsuit filed over Obama strategy to abandon marriage

-- From "DOMA: Was the Obama administration only pretending to defend it?" by Warren Richey, Christian Science Monitor staff writer 4/16/11

Edward Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, made the comments in testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution.

He said in 2009 the Justice Department watered down its legal argument in defense of DOMA in a California case challenging its constitutionality. Whelan said the change was made after gay rights activists complained to the White House about the tough position the Obama administration had staked out in the case.

“The Department of Justice has only been pretending to defend the Defense of Marriage Act while it has actively been working to sabotage it,” Mr. Whelan said.

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From "DOMA Supporters: Obama Playing Political Games with Marriage Law" by Stephanie Samuel, Christian Post Reporter 4/16/11

Edward Whelan . . . testified that Obama is knowingly playing political games when it comes to defending the federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. He expressed doubt that the president who is versed in constitutional law could change his stance on gay marriage 180 degrees because a Massachusetts judge chose to rule in favor of gay couples in two DOMA-related cases.

Whelan contended, "He would have to be very naive to think that it was anything other than a stealth strategy of step by step by step the administration doing whatever it can to promote same-sex marriage and induce the courts to adopt that approach."

Whelan said he believes that Obama is not naive, but playing an active and underhanded role through the Department of Justice in promoting and implementing the gay civil rights agenda. "The department has only been pretending to defend DOMA while it has been in fact actively sabotaging it," he said.

Friday's hearing was part of the House GOP effort to defend DOMA. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pledged to defend DOMA in the courts since the president told the DOJ to withdraw its defense.

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Also read, Obama 'In Bed' with Homosexuals for 2012