I figured the blogs and news would be burning up with this story in the past few days, so I thought I would wait and let it sink in. Or maybe I had to wait and pinch myself to see if it were actually true (maybe I was dreaming). No, it really is true! Needless to say, I am personally very happy about a federal judge's decision to overturn Prop 8.
It will be interesting to hear what President Obama has to say. Recently he has said things like we can't have fifty different states with fifty different illegal immigration laws. (I'm not quoting him, but you know it's out there). So why is it alright then to have fifty different states with fifty different laws regarding same sex marriage? It must be that ridiculous law known as the Defense of Marriage Act, which by the way...
According to Wikipedia, President Barack Obama's political platform included full repeal of DOMA. On June 12, 2009, the Department of Justice issued a brief defending the constitutionality of DOMA in the case of Smelt v. United States of America in line with its constitutional duty to enforce and defend federal laws. This action drew scorn from some organizations in favor of same-sex marriage, such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Empowering Spirits Foundation, with a heavy focus on the brief's specific arguments. On June 15, 2009, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese sent a four page letter to President Barack Obama in response to the Department of Justice brief, in which he laid out the case of LGBT people as equal human beings and urged, "We call on you to put your principles into action and send legislation repealing DOMA to Congress. (Wikipedia)
Well, whatdaya know, I didn't have to search very hard to find out what the President has to say about this issue. But who knows what he will say today, tomorrow, and in the future. Please don't flame me, because what I found is from Fox News, (it really is a great article), but I found it interesting and wanted to share (be sure to read the comments: