Foes of gay rights claim the Obama
administration is a puppet of gay marriage backers.
Earlier this year, President Barack
Obama instructed the Justice Department to no longer defend in court
the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars federal agencies from
recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples, because
portions of the law are unconstitutional. House Republican leaders
stepped in to fill the void, a move cheered by gay marriage foes who
claimed the Obama administration had done a halfhearted job of
defending DOMA. The White House has continued to enforce the law.
The anti-gay rights groups Judicial
Watch and the Family Research Council have filed lawsuits to obtain
documents regarding the decision.
“You know, they made this decision,
and … based on the timing of certain court filings it was made in
concert with the homosexual activists and those who are seeking to
redefine marriage,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told
OneNewsNow.com. “We just want to figure out what's going on.”
“And our view, generally, is that
this Justice Department is an arm of the political left and the
activist groups. And I suspect the reason we can't get documents
about the decision-making and their communications with some of the
notorious folks involved in this gay marriage debate means they have
something to hide.”
“The evidence suggests the nation's
highest law enforcement is refusing to enforce the law to appease
another special interest group,” he added.