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 “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.