.Obama Has It Both Ways on Gay Marriage

President Obama declared last week that the federal law that bans gay marriage is “discriminatory.” He also said: “It interferes with states’ rights and it’s time we overturned it.” The president made the comments while announcing that the US government would grant benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees. The president’s denunciation of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act was not surprising, considering he campaigned against it last year. But his description of it as “discriminatory,” also happens to be the exact opposite of the argument made by his own justice department in a case challenging the anti-gay-marriage law.

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