You know, when I first started reading this story, I got my acronyms confused and thought this was the inevitable response to that federal judge putting an end to DADT yesterday, but then I was all like, Oh no, this is about DOMA, a totally different LGBT civil liberties advancement that Obama's DOJ is going to be fighting against in court.
The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge's rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama's traditional liberal base ahead of a key election…
Although Obama opposes the law, a Justice Department spokeswoman said that the administration was defending the statute because it was obligated to defend federal laws when challenged in court.
"As a policy matter, the President has made clear that he believes DOMA is discriminatory and should be repealed," said Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler. "The Justice Department is defending the statute, as it traditionally does when acts of Congress are challenged."
But, don't worry. That DADT appeal is undoubtedly on its way, too.
In other news, Barack Obama is still doing his darndest to fire up liberals. I'm sure that'll work like a charm.
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