Obama administration won’t defend DOMA

In gay rights victory, Obama administration won’t defend Defense of Marriage Act
The Washington Post
Preview: “The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of the federal government’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages, a rare legal reversal and the latest in a series of political victories for gay rights activists.”

Obama: DOMA unconstitutional, will stop defending federal gay marriage ban in court
NY Daily News
Preview: “In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act – which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman — is unconstitutional.”

Obama: DOMA Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending In Court
The Huffington Post
Preview: “In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.”

Obama Orders End to Defense of Federal Gay Marriage
The New York Times
Preview: “‘The president and I have concluded that classifications based on sexual orientation warrant heightened scrutiny and that, as applied to same-sex couples legally married under state law,’ a crucial provision of the act is unconstitutional, Mr. Holder wrote.”

Then:

Recent growth and development, still stuck on civil unions:

Now (from the perspective of the other side of the debate):

What’s happening in the rest of the world?

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