Friday, June 12, 2009

Ever feel really, really lied to and used?

Keep fucking around, President Obama.

in a legal brief submitted to a federal judge, Obama's Department of Justice, writing in the name of the United States government, whose CEO is Barack Obama, argues that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is appropriate, carefully balanced and justified by reason, and not by animus toward gay people. A lot of the same rhetoric used to justify actual discrimination against gays is cited in the brief as a reason why DOMA is necessary. (Child abuse precedents, all of that.) The brief even resorts to the argument that DOMA doesn't deny gays anything because they're still entitled to all the benefits that heterosexuals get -- if they act heterosexually.

That's it. Really. Just keep fucking around.

1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

This and all the bullshit surrounding the health care debate is tarnishing the luster on my Obama gemstone. Time to be the man and live up to the spirit of his creed - "I got this moutherfuckers!" If anyone is ever gonna break the back of special interests it will be this man. We need his leadership especially on these issues.