Quote of the Day

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 13, 2012

I’m very surprised that people are treating Obama’s public statement as a watershed moment. Obama has publicly supported gay marriage since 1996, and only in recent years has cravenly pretended that he hasn’t. Even now, Obama couches his support in terms of “states’ rights,” a concept the administration has repeatedly rejected, most recently in suits against states attempting to protect against voter fraud. As a policy matter, Obama’s “evolution” has no effect: the Department of Justice was already breaking with its obligation to enforce federal law and litigating against DOMA on grounds that would guarantee a constitutional place for gay marriage.

Ted Frank.

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