Apparently, somehow, I missed this. I would expect it to be plastered across my Friends List, but it's lily that threw me the link. From Americablog, yet, that bastion of reasoned legal analysis.Obama defends DOMA in excruciating, and sickening, detail.
What's more, his spokesman tries to spin it
as "Oh, he still supports gay rights, he just can't deal with it himself; he needs Congress to do it." BZZZZZT.
I've pulled for Obama. I voted for him, cheered him on as a savvy, intelligent, reasonable statesman who seems to know what he's doing. He was oddly silent on the
Defense of Marriage Act
Don't Ask Don't Tell, but it could have been because he hadn't put it on the front burner yet (I'm not saying that's a good reason, but it's not an active betrayal). But this
? This disgusts me.
Hell, I'm as straight as they come and I'm ready to go marching now
. I can't be arrested for health reasons, but goddamn, I'd be cheering on the ones who could. Nonviolence, god I hope it prevails, but even Gandhi knew there was a time to throw sand in the gears and bring it all to a screeching halt.
I should make some calls. I don't think any force on this earth can change Feinstein's mind, but I should at least check in with Miller and Boxer. And figure out how to calm down a little before giving the White House a piece of my mind.
Email sent to all my legislators. The email I sent to the President is ( under the cut )
Oh, and Towleroad is reporting that HRC has finally spoken
, joining with NGLTF, the ACLU, etc. to request that Obama repeal DOMA. Better late than never, HRC.