Has anyone been paying attention to what went on with that DOMA brief? I only really paid attention to it today when someone posted a link
on twitter which then directed me to this
|We just got the brief from reader Lavi Soloway. It's pretty despicable, and gratuitously homophobic. It reads as if it were written by one of George Bush's top political appointees. I cannot state strongly enough how damaging this brief is to us. Obama didn't just argue a technicality about the case, he argued that DOMA is reasonable. That DOMA is constitutional. That DOMA wasn't motivated by any anti-gay animus. He argued why our Supreme Court victories in Roemer and Lawrence shouldn't be interpreted to give us rights in any other area (which hurts us in countless other cases and battles). He argued that DOMA doesn't discriminate against us because it also discriminates about straight unmarried couples (ignoring the fact that they can get married and we can't).|
I'm not quite sure how I missed all of this the past few days, but HOLY SHIT. I didn't read the entire article because it was rather lengthy, but my jaw has honestly dropped. Now, I doubt that Obama has actually read this (maybe not doubt, but hope), but it still infuriates me that something like this comes from an administration that has constantly proclaimed it was a friend to the LGBT community and it would fight for our rights. It feels like betrayal. As part of the LGBT community, I feel completely lied to yet again. Clinton did this before when he signed DOMA into law. I will continue to feel betrayed and lied to until something is said or done about this. Large donors such as the HRC
have pulled out of the DNC gay fundraiser in protest.
The briefing itself sounds like Dr. James Dobson himself wrote it. The little I have read is actually quite disgusting.