The Defense of Marriage Act, passed under Bill Clinton, emphasized the sanctity of heterosexual marriage and denied all federal benefits to same sex unions. Conservatives were happy about this law, liberals charged that it discriminated against gays and lesbians.
Yesterday the Obama administration announced that it would no longer send federal lawyers into court to defend that Defense of Marriage Act and the discrimination agaist gays must eventually stop.
Some Conservatives charge that abandoning the Defense of Marriage Act weakens traditional marriage.
Is Obama weakening traditional marriage?
What do you think?