Obama US Attorney expected to stand behind federal gay marriage ban, plaintiffs say

Why do I bother to think this putz is any better than Reagan?  After all  during the campaign he said how much he admired Reagan.

I truly miss Lyndon Johnson… He was the last of the real Democratic presidents.  None of this damned pussy footing around.  He got progressive legislation passed no matter what the potential consequences were.

He said as he signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that he might just have alienated the South for a generation.  But he still signed it.  That is moral courage. Granted he was wrong about the War in Vietnam…

Since his presidency we have been governed by a series of increasingly right wing regimes and ideologues.

From Raw Story: http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0709/obama-attorney-expected-stand-federal-gay-marriage-ban-lawyers/

By Sahil Kapur and John Byrne
Friday, July 9th, 2010 — 9:48 am

White House declines comment;
Political implications could be enormous

The gay rights law group that convinced a federal district court judge Thursday to strike down a federal ban on gay marriage has told the New York Times they “fully expect” the Justice Department to appeal the decision — a move that could shatter Obama’s image in the gay community and cost his party millions of dollars in donations from gay donors.

“Lawyers on various sides of the issue said it was a certainty that the government will appeal and likely that the cases will reach the Supreme Court,” Politico added Friday.

Such an appeal would be filed by the Obama-appointed US Attorney Carmen Milagros Ortiz, who was confirmed last November by the Senate.

Continue reading at: http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0709/obama-attorney-expected-stand-federal-gay-marriage-ban-lawyers/

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