Friday, May 11, 2012

PREMATURE ELATION: OBAMA'S STATES' RIGHTS HYPOCRISY

Amidst the elation in Hollywood and on the left about Obama's sudden flip-flop on gay marriage, gay rights activists are warning that Obama's "evolution" on the issue is incomplete. - Joel Pollack/Breitbart

His embrace of the position that "states should decide" not only runs into the leftist objection that racial discrimination was once a states' rights issue, but also contradicts his administration's decision not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

... Obama's new position in support of gay marriage fits well with his opposition to DOMA as regards federal recognition of same-sex marriages, but his resort to the states' rights argument would seem to affirm one of DOMA's central provisions.

The Incoherence of President Obama’s Stance on Gay Marriage - Jonathan H. Adler/Volokh Conspiracy

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