The Defense Of Marriage Act Is Headed For The Supreme Court

According to USA Today, on April 2, President Obama said the following:

Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.

The President was referring to the Supreme Court taking up the Obamacare case. The article reminds us:

…the health care law wasn’t passed by a “strong” majority, either. In the House, the final vote was 219 to 212, with all Republicans and even 34 Democrats voting in opposition.

The health care law passed in the Senate on a party-line vote of 60–39.

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is now headed for the Supreme Court. DOMA was passed in 1996 by a vote of 85–14 in the Senate and a vote of 342–67 in the House. President Obama has previously stated that his Department of Justice would not support DOMA in the courts.

I wonder if the President will take the same position on the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA as he has with Obamacare.

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