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‘It claims that gay people have no right to marry … That is so out of line with Obama’s campaign platform that it is staggering’

COMMENTERS — “Even if you set aside the incest point (which I still feel is valid), the DOJ brief still clearly states that it feels that DOMA is in no way discriminatory, nor that it denies anyone any rights or privileges. It claims that gay people have no right to marry, and that the state has an overriding interest in making sure that legislators are protected in their right to make decisions regarding the rights of gay people (in other words, we have no fundamental rights, just what lawmakers give us.) That is so out of line with Obama’s campaign platform that it is staggering. If it is not withdrawn, it will eventually be added to the list of moronic legal opinions in history that were grossly out of step with freedom and equality. This is what he wants his legacy to be? I doubt it. Whether or not he had anything to do with writing it, he certainly can have something to do with dealing with it now that it is out on the table.”Lymis, reacting to “John Berry Explains It All: Gay Rights Coming, And No ‘Deal’ Between White House and HRC”