President Obama drops DOMA defense: Internet reactions
From the Associated Press:
The Obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage.
In a statement Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder says President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration can no longer defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The Justice Department had defended the Defense of Marriage Act in court until now.
The Post's Ed O'Keefe writes the decision adds to a list of gay victories under Obama.
What's your reaction to Obama's decision?
Reaction on Twitter quickly splintered in two directions: joy and anger.
As a happily married gay man, I just want to say: Thank you, Obama, for standing up for human rights. #DOMA
| February 23, 2011; 1:05 PM ET
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