Posted By Eric Ethington on October 12, 2010
The Obama Administration has just filed a notice of appeal in Massachussettes, seeking to defend the Defense Of Marriage Act against a Judge who ruled it unconstitutional back in July. Still waiting to see our ‘fierce advocate’ leap into action.
This is why I hate the two-party system. The Republicans openly fight against our rights, and the Democrats talk nice so we’ll open our wallets but when pushed to the wire don’t do a thing for us. I’m really feeling like the only politicians I can trust are our local Democrats.
The Obama administration filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that barred gay marriages, even though President Barack Obama had previously opposed the law.
U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro in Boston ruled in July for several gay couples who had argued that the Defense of Marriage Act interfered with the rights of states to define marriage.