Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Santoscoy: Gay Groups Seethe As Obama Ignores

Gay Groups Seethe As Obama Ignores | On Top Magazine :: Gay & Lesbian News, Entertainment, Commentary & Travel
Reaction to President Obama's hesitation to move on gay rights issues has reached a breaking point, possibly threatening the backing he has enjoyed from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups in the past.

The brink arrived last week when a brief filed in federal court by the Obama administration in support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was publicized. In the brief, Obama's Justice Department agitated gay groups not only for defending DOMA, the 1996 law that allows states to ignore legal gay marriages performed elsewhere and defines marriage as a heterosexual union for federal agencies, but also for using outdated, anti-gay arguments....

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