(CNN) – Sarah Palin is "appalled" by the Obama administration's recent action regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. In a statement provided to the blog run by the National Organization for Marriage, the former governor explained her reaction to the administration's stance on DOMA.
In response to a question posed by Maggie Gallagher, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, the former governor of Alaska said, "I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. Like the majority of Americans, I support the Defense of Marriage Act and find it appalling that the Obama administration decided not to defend this federal law which was enacted with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by a Democrat president."
Joining a procession of Republicans denouncing the administration's move, Palin continued, "It's appalling, but not surprising that the President has flip-flopped on yet another issue from his stated position as a candidate to a seemingly opposite position once he was elected." The statement was posted on a blog for the organization, which supports "marriage and the faith communities that sustain it."
President Obama recently asked Attorney General Eric Holder to cease defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court. The bill faces two lawsuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that are based on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. And though candidate Obama once stated that he "believed marriage is between a man and a woman" while campaigning for the presidency, he has also admitted that his position was evolving on the issue shortly before the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, a measure that prevented gay service members from openly serving in the U.S. military.
Holder announced in a letter to members of Congress that the administration was reversing course and would stop defending DOMA because they believe that a key part of the law is unconstitutional.
This is last week's news??? And here she comes NOW – Did it take her this long to read the story or watch the news?????
Quiet in the peanut seats, Sister Sarah. You rely upon having no responsibility for the remarks you make. If you were in charge, we'd have hundreds of US citizens and other westerners either dead or being held hostage in Libya as a result of your shooting your mouth off.
no more please! My head hurts!
appalling – what a very big word for such a small mind.
I find Palin's interpretation of the constitution appalling.
Who cares what this bimbo thinks? She really is becoming irrelevant. I hope she has stashed the millions she has made in the bank. She is going to need it when her bookings dry up.
How dare President Obama support equality. It is appalling that he is not as discriminatory as former Governor Palin. How disgusting of him not to be a homophobe.
too bad Failin Palin. Don't like it....run for POTUS and get slaughtered. Otherwise shut your mouth and go do some reality TV which is about right for your brain capacity
Sarah, who give a flying fairy what you think. Be gone already!
Ms. Palin - I am no less entitled to all the rights granted under the US Constitution as you are. End of story. It is time to stop with your bigoted speech!
It was, perhaps, the majority view on this issue when it was signed into law with bipartisan support.. IN 1996. It is now 2011, and contrary to what Mrs. Palin suggests, the majority of Americans no longer support this outdated and clearly unconstitutional policy.
What is her concern????????????????????? If she even has one.............
Since Obama has a law degree I will wait to hear more from him rather then what teh former Mayor of Wasilla has to say
This woman is a DOPE!!!!! This is old news. She must have had her head in a cloud all last week!
Times change sister sarah – we're all not afraid of the big bad scary gay people who are out to destory our coveted marriages. Heteros seem to be doing a pretty good job of it all by themselves. What's the divorce rate among hetero's these days? 50%? Higher? Why should a law that discriminates be supported?
Finally figured out what the acronym DOMA actually meant, did she? Or she is still fuming because President Obama had the intelligence to get our 600 Americans safely out of Libya BEFORE he commented on Kadafi's evil ways, and thereby stopped a hostage situation before he spoke, unlike she, who demanded retribution against Kadafi IMMEDIATELY, and without thought?
@ JenniferinVegas....Bravo....excellent comment!
Why is this even news??
I, too am appalled that in America people expect freedom. I mean, what's wrong with these people? These American people.
Go ahead Sarah – foam and vent for NOM, use all the sound-bytes, illogic and vitrol you can because if the GOP decides to defend DOMA in Court, all that vitrol will completely fall apart – just like the Prop H8 supporters who couldn't come up with a shred of actual EVIDENCE of harm from Marriage Equality.
II'm appalled that this woman is let out of her house without her gag and her keeper. She's stupid, everything she says is stupid. Why is she news?
Appalling? Really, Sarah? I find it "appalling" that you think a respectable amount of reasonable, thinking people even care enough about you to give any credence to what comes out of that trashy mouth of yours. Grow up and get your mindset and manners out of high school mode. You're all grown up now ... Or are you?
This lady is appalling. She is a week late and a dollar short. Lets send her to lybia to broker a oil deal or something.
Hey Mrs. Palin..I dare you to go ask Dick Cheney how he feels about gay marriage and then get back with us after you do. We all know that no matter what the President says Pailin will come out against it so this isn't news really at all.
Would somebody PLEASE send her back to Alaska?