Obama weighs in on DOMA and JP Morgan Chase
May 14th, 2012
09:20 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama weighs in on DOMA and JP Morgan Chase

Washington (CNN) – Less than a week after President Barack Obama made history by endorsing same-sex marriage, the president would not commit to fighting to have the Defense of Marriage Act, commonly known as DOMA, be repealed.

In an interview on ABC's "The View," Obama reiterated his administration's decision to stop defending the law in the courts.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. S.S. Washington

    If DOMA: Opposite gender marriage:: Repealing it: I wouldn't support
    DOMA: Same gender marriage:: Repealing it: Would support

    May 14, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    The gay community are human beings. They have the human right but not the God given right to marry. They have to answer to God not Man.

    May 14, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  3. Dvet

    Republicans are against regulation and for deregulation. now wall street is at it again. Luckily some regulation was in place.

    May 15, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  4. enuff

    It is interesting that Obama took a stand that made ole "me too" Romney flinch. He can't turn around and take credit for this one like he did with auto bail out. I guess they called his bluff. Where was Romney's bus when this announcement was made?

    May 15, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  5. Dvet

    Gay people are human beings. They have the human right to marry but do not have the God given right. GOD is the Judge not man.

    May 15, 2012 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  6. king

    This is like dejavu, women and independent voters swept the repubs into office back in 2010, on the promise of jobs jobs jobs, but when they took over the Congress, all they did was shrink government, and stop everything this president tried to modernize this country. Women especially got the short end of the stick, because all the repubs did was decimate government jobs, which are mostly held by women, and instead of jobs jobs jobs, women, such as teachers, state, city, and county workers was given the shovel by the repubs mantra of firing folks to get the government smaller. The repubs is at again convincing these same women that if they gut their pay and give it to the rich, they will get trickled on before China and India Hubble up their share, and just like my sister, and her boy friend miss treatment, they fall for the okedope again. May YAH help us all. Open your eyes and give Obama a.chance to modernize our country and put Americans back to work.

    May 15, 2012 06:03 am at 6:03 am |