AG Eric Holder: “We will continue to enforce DOMA”

Monday, May 9, 2011

I admit I was taken aback by today’s piece in Politico proclaiming “Gay Donors Fuel Obama’s 2012 Campaign.”

First, because no member of the gay community I know plans to donate to Obama’s reelection effort and second, because Politico inaccurately claims Obama’s Dept of Justice “refuses to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.”

The New York Times’ Julia Preston had a piece on Sunday discussing two cases in which deportations involving same-sex couples had been suspended but cautioned that Obama’s Justice Department will continue to enforce DOMA.

Here is the exact quote from Tracy Schmaler, a spokeswoman for AG Eric Holder:

“As we have made clear, we will continue to enforce DOMA.”

As I have made clear on this Blog, I have no intention of donating to, or voting for, President Barack Obama in 2012.

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10 Responses to AG Eric Holder: “We will continue to enforce DOMA”

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Did you see Politico quoted David Mixner as their source? All that was missing was a big, ole kiss from that ass-kisser, Joe Solmonese to make it a comedy piece. Obama needs to do more for our community and stop throwing crumbs at our feet. I want the big gesture or I won’t vote for him in 2012 either.

  2. Peace Nick says:

    Justice is playing DOMA the same way they played DADT.

    “We disagree with it but, it’s the law so we have no choice but to enforce it” was their position. However, we all know Team Barry was within the letter of the law to issue a “Stop Order” until the Congress act to repeal DADT but they refused.

    With the US House under GOP control, don’t expect DOMA to be repealed and I don’t expect Obama to lift a finger to get it done. He’s the “President who killed Osama bin Laden” now and the queers just drag him down.

  3. Matteo says:

    My guess is, assuming Obama’s reelected, DOMA will still be law in 2016.

  4. Tiny Dancer says:

    My guess is, assuming Obama’s reelected, DOMA will still be law in 2016.

    Obama couldn’t get DOMA repealed when the Dumbos controlled everything. He sure as hell isn’t going to get it repealed now.

  5. Harry says:

    The problem is, where do we go? Mitch Daniels? Mitt Romney? Obama has us held hostage.

  6. Rachel says:

    Harry is correct. But that isn’t to say the gay community should kneel before Obama either. He needs to be pressured to do more. I firmly believe in activism and letter writing. Never accept second best.

  7. ajihani says:

    Obama’s support for the LGBT is iffy at best.

    His record was better in Chicago before he ran for the US Senate. I agree, he has the bully pulpit and could do more. The problem is, Obama carried this peculiar belief that the country can somehow become ideologically unified under his leadership.


  8. Jolly Roger says:

    I take the President at his word when he says that he wants gay Americans treated like their Constitution promises they will be treated. But this is a guy who has had some real problems enforcing the Constitution, for reasons we may or may not be fully aware of.

    I do believe that if we want to get the full civil rights for all Americans, the Executive is probably the wrong place to look. The President might be useful for the SCOTUS Justices he appoints, but barring some radical transformation into a willing domestic Executive, that’s about all you can hope for. Vote the downslate. From there, real change may come.

  9. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Even Bob Barr is on record saying he regrets writing DOMA.

    Unfortunately there are many Republicans who think the government belongs in your private life and in your bedroom. It’s their God-anointed duty to tell you who you may form a legal life commitment.

    President Obama isn’t about to take up repealing DOMA in an election season. He and Boehner are really on the same page now when it comes to DOMA. You would think Obama would be more sensitive to this issue. He’s the product of an interracial marriage — illegal in many states up until the 1970’s.

  10. Marcus Ybanez says:

    I have two little words for our little leader: FUCK YOU.

    As a gay American, I’m sick and tired of your pretty speeches and empty promises all designed to help you win reelection. You had better start delivering or I promise to work tirelessly to elect your opponent. Democrat or Republican.

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