Thursday, March 17, 2011
Be careful where you point that wedge
The GOP in the House has been clamoring to take over the legal defense of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) from the DoJ, which now agrees it is unconstitutional. Several Dems have filed legislation to repeal DOMA. I don't have links because with everything else I want to comment on, that was low on the list. But this is worthy of comment: The battle over DOMA appears to be the next gay wedge issue -- and this time it appears to be a political winner for the pro-gay Dems. The GOP is complaining that the bill will cause them political problems. Barney Frank says, "Hallelujah! … it's a great sign of progress."