President Barrack Obama has announced that he will no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court, while at the same time claiming that he continues to oppose homosexual "marriage."
In a press release issued today, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny."
"The President has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the President has instructed the Department not to defend the statute in such cases. I fully concur with the President's determination," he added.