1. says

    On one hand, I do believe that laws should be upheld. On the other, though, we shouldn’t blindly uphold laws that are obviously discriminatory and unfair to a set of citizens.

    I don’t think it is reasonable to expect all bodies of government to just drop DOMA and pretend like it doesn’t exist while it sits on the books, so I think Boehner is right: DOMA needs to be upheld from a legal standpoint. However, that doesn’t mean the law itself is right, and I think it should be struck down using other means, means that I’m sure (and hope) Obama is working on.

  2. Rowan says

    Have the GOP never repealed any laws? I thought Bush Jnr did with quite a few stuff?

    I know now that the GOP has voted to defund all the social programs so far…

    Guys, are gay blogs the only news places that seem to fight for gay rights on mainstream news?

    It seems weird that NOM etc are doing all this stuff plus GOP is making up all sorts and there actually isn’t a gay media organisation that is fighting this.

    How depressing.

    We have pinknews who always on the case…

  3. Wes says

    Let me say this in all caps, so it sinks in.


    The President is well within his rights to refuse to defend a (section of a) law if he believes it to be unconstitutional.

    Congress is free to defend in his stead, if not a judge is still free to rule in its favor.

    Republicans are straight up lying yet again and people are acting like they actually may have a point. Unbelievable.

  4. Fenrox says

    Whatever, This is just disgusting. It is a sad day that the freaking Speaker of the House gets on fox news and works with them to lie and mislead thousands of americans. EVERY SINGLE TIME someone says that the prez isn’t enforcing DOMA they are doing it on purpose.

    And for the damn record we would be cheering in the damn streets if he wasn’t enforcing it anymore.

  5. Baby Jane says

    “The 3/5 Compromise is the law of the land. It passed overwhelming in both the House and the Senate. And I think it’s outrageous for the president to say, Well, we’re not going to enforce it. It’s the law of the land. It’s the job of the Justice Department to defend the work of our government. And I just think it’s outrageous. We’re looking at our options, what’s available to us to intervene. The short — the long and short of this is that we are going to intervene. The question is how do we do it.”

  6. Jack M says

    Doesn’t Speaker Boehner know that laws are constantly being made and then repealed? I’m sure he does, so this is just another cheap attempt at getting attention. Can’t he find something better to do with his position?

  7. Chris says

    Where are the jobs you promised John? Where are the jobs?

    A bunch of queers being recognized is more of a concern for you and your party than actually creating jobs?

    Makes for good cannon fodder up to the 2012 race. Game on. Show the public what asshats you guys really are.

  8. says

    sainted ronny ray-gun and his DOJ very publicly did not defend/uphold tax law in the Bob jones case

    oh how quickly the hypocrites forget

  9. ricky says

    I love how the tea party is making the House Leadership get out there with this – most Americans do not care about DOMA — and are wondering why the Speaker is talking about this when we are in a war, in a recession, and states are going bankrupt.

    Boehner doesn’t care about DOMA – but he is terrified of the tea party – which thinks he is an idiot – it is fun to see Boehner run scared.

    Republicans sold their soul to the tea party for another grab at power – and now are unable to do anything with it. The tail is wagging the rat.

  10. says

    It’s amazing that these people only hear what they want to hear, even if they have to make it up. The President never, reapeat never, said he wasn’t going to enforce the DOMA law that is now on the books. He has every intention of enforcing it for as long as it remains the law. That’s part of his job. What he did say was that he doesn’t believe it’s constitutional (he did study Constitutional Law at Harvard) and is therefore directing his Attorney General Eric Holder to no longer defend it’s constitutionality in court.

    These people are thick.

  11. Reggie says

    Where are the jobs the rethugs promised would be the main item on their agenda? Where are the jobs? Where are the job? Let us keep asking and keeping their feet to the fire. They ran on that promise. They should be constantly reminded. They said they could do better… so???

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