Today, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, Preside Obama declared that discrimination based on sexual orientation should be presumed unconstitutional.
In response, the Department of Justice has concluded that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and indefensible.
This means the Department of Justice will no longer defend DOMA in court, and may have greater implications for the marriage equality trials already in the courts.
Obama just signed the memorandium granting some benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers as he originally promised today. However, he did not provide them many benefits (such as health care), and this falls far short of what gay rights groups have been demanding.
He also called DOMA discriminatory and claims it will be repealed (does he think we have already forgotten the DOJ’s brief that was filed last week?)…
As Americans, how long are we going to accept our representatives saying one thing and then doing another? As far as I am concerned, actions still speak louder than words–and Mr. President, your actions are illustrating your lack of true concern for equality and civil rights.
Check out the full story and video of the speech on MSNBC.