From NBC’s Mark Murray
Gay-rights groups, such as the Human Rights Campaign, are criticizing the Obama administration for filing a brief in California court that defends the Defense of Marriage Act — which Barack Obama promised to repeal while running for president.
“The Administration apparently determined that it had a duty to defend DOMA in the courts. The president has just as strong a duty to put his principles into action, and end discrimination against LGBT people and our families,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “We call on the President to send legislation repealing DOMA to Congress,” he added.
This is the latest administration move that has irked gay-rights groups, which also have questioned Obama’s commitment to overturning “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and complained when he picked Rev. Rick Warren to deliver to deliver the prayer at Obama’s inauguration.