Obama administration weighs in on defense of marriage law
February 22nd, 2013
08:39 PM ET
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Obama administration weighs in on defense of marriage law

Washington (CNN) - In a preview of a major constitutional showdown at the Supreme Court over same-sex marriage, the Obama administration said on 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

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  1. Donna

    It is so wonderful now to live in a country where one man can decide what laws to enforce and what laws not to enforce. Maybe we should just dispense with Congress all together and let the Emperor, King and Dear Leader Kim Sung Obama simply rule by edict? Looks like we're halfway there already. Obama is the most dangerous threat to our country we have ever faced.

    February 22, 2013 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  2. tangledthorns

    Allowing gay marriage will erode the American family into dust. Makes sense as liberals hate America.

    February 23, 2013 12:01 am at 12:01 am |