Obama Won't Defend the Defense of Marriage Act

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The Obama Justice Department has reversed its support for the Defense of Marriage Act, which has led to a legal battle with conservative groups and their lawyers. And Republicans who want to be president are also focused more on enforcing a congressional enactment than they are on same-sex marriage itself. Also, unemployment dips to a nearly two-year low, and Republicans are adamant about spending cuts and deficit reduction. Is that what voters care about most?

Banner image: Roby Chavez (L) and his partner Chris Roe (R) wait for the beginning of their wedding ceremony August 21, 2010 at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)



Warren Olney