|NOM continues to be a thorn in the side of marriage equality|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:09|
The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage blasted the Obama administration's monumental decision to refuse to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court after it determined the law unconstitutional.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice would not defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in two cases where that section of the law is currently under challenge. Section 3 classifies a "marriage" as a union between a man and a woman and a "spouse" as an opposite-sex person.
Brian Brown, NOM's president, called on the U.S. House of Representatives to “intervene to protect DOMA, and to tell the Obama administration they have to respect the limits on their power.”
“We have not yet begun to fight for marriage,” Brown added.
I assumed NOM was actively fighting marriage equality. From their (successful) attempts to remove three Iowa state Supreme Court justices, who the they said “allowed” same-sex marriage, to running ads in marriage battleground states like Maryland and Rhode Island, NOM is not only actively fighting marriage equality, they're on the forefront.
Photo: National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown. (publicity photo)
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