Since my earlier post, Americablog has been busy at work parsing the briefs from the Department of Justice's motion to dismiss the federal same-sex marriage case brought by Smelt and Hammer. There's plenty more to read.
Of the DOJ's rationalization, they write:
"He actually arguedthat the courts shouldn't consider Loving v. Virginia, themiscegenation case in which the Supreme Court ruled that it isunconstitutional to ban interracial marriages, when looking at gaycivil rights cases. He told the court, in essence, that blacks deservemore civil rights than gays, that our civil rights are not on the samelevel.
"And before Obama claims he didn't have a choice, he had achoice. Bush, Reagan and Clinton all filed briefs in court opposingcurrent federal law as being unconstitutional (we'll be posting moreabout that later). Obama could have done the same. But instead he choseto defend DOMA, denigrate our civil rights, go back on his promises,and contradict his own statements that DOMA was "abhorrent." Folks,Obama's lawyers are even trying to diminish the impact of Roemer andLawrence, our only two big Supreme Court victories. Obama is quiteliterally destroying our civil rights gains with this brief. He'staking us down for his own benefit."
Document, AFTER THE JUMP…