Obama DOJ weighs in on marriage law
Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of New Jersey holds a gay marriage pride flag in front of the Supreme Court last fall (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
February 22nd, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Obama DOJ weighs in on marriage law

In a preview of a major constitutional showdown at the Supreme Court over same-sex marriage, the Obama administration said Friday that a federal law denying financial benefits to legally wed gay and lesbian couples is unconstitutional.

The Justice Department filed the first of a series of briefs in a pair of cases dealing with the multi-layered issue, outlining the executive branch's positions.

The high court will hear oral arguments next month on the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 congressional law that says, for federal purposes, marriage is defined only as between one man and one woman.

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  1. Hamsta

    What else would you expect from a man who has soft hands and keeps flip flopping while being barebacked by Hussein and sucking Osama?

    February 23, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Both of who, of course, are dead, making this sick joke moot.

      Married couples deserve to have equal financial rights.
      It is time for discrimination of any sort to end.

      February 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Somebody is sure obsessed with gay people, even daydreaming about obama. Why is that, Hamsta? Why do you know so much about gays and their sex?

      February 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sokman

    Any sentance with both Obama & Justice in it is a joke

    February 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ancient Texan

    Is the "moderator" really Obama?

    February 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ Hamsta, and HOW do you know this about Obamas hands???

    February 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |