Aug 18, 2009

Obama's Justice Department Promises to Be Slightly Less Anti-Gay [Small Victories]

Oh, hey, you know how Obama's Justice Department keeps filing briefs in support of the Defense of Marriage act equating gay marriage to incest and pedophilia and all that? They don't actually mean it!

According to "decades of bipartisan tradition," the Justice Department is supposed to defend even stupid and shitty laws. It is the sort of "bipartisan tradition" that doesn't really apply when, like, Bush is running things, but Obama is a return to gentility and constructive bipartisanship, which only gets more obnoxious by the day.

Still, they realized that they maybe took things a bit far. So Obama's DOJ is now willing to admit that maybe gay people can raise "well-adjusted children."

Government lawyers continued to assert that the law passes constitutional muster, but they pointed to narrow grounds in seeking dismissal of the California case, Smelt v. United States. "The Justice Department cannot pick and choose which federal laws it will defend based on any one Administration's policy preferences," department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said.

Yeah, that sort of stuff only flies when it comes to Republican administrations and the EPA and the Department of Labor and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and also yes the Justice Department itself, too!

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