Obama's DOJ Escalates Attack on DOMA: Says Motivated by "Animus" Towards Gays


Via the AP, the strongest words we've seen yet from the Obama administration against anyone who disagrees with them about marriage.

We wonder if the administration is comfortable with ascribing the motivations impugned outlined below to all the Democrats and President Bill Clinton who signed DOMA into law in 1996?

In a strongly worded legal brief, the Obama administration has said the federal act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman was motivated by hostility toward gays and lesbians and is unconstitutional.

The brief was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco in support of a lesbian federal employee's lawsuit claiming the government wrongly denied health coverage to her same-sex spouse.

... "The official legislative record makes plain that DOMA Section 3 was motivated in large part by animus toward gay and lesbian individuals and their intimate relationships, and Congress identified no other interest that is materially advanced by Section 3," the brief reads, referring to the section in the act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.