I cannot state strongly enough how damaging this brief is to us. Obama didn’t just argue a technicality about the case, he argued that DOMA is reasonable. That DOMA is constitutional. That DOMA wasn’t motivated by any anti-gay animus. He argued why our Supreme Court victories in Roemer and Lawrence shouldn’t be interpreted to give us rights in any other area (which hurts us in countless other cases and battles). He argued that DOMA doesn’t discriminate against us because it also discriminates about straight unmarried couples (ignoring the fact that they can get married and we can’t).
And now, Obama suggests that some detainees in Guantanamo should be kept indefinitely. No charges, no trial. As Amnesty International puts it:
Indefinite detention without charge violates US and international law, international human rights standards, and the core principles of justice, liberty, equality and fairness on which the US legal system is founded.
Is he already this tired of being President that he’s doing whatever he can to avoid reelection?!? We are watching, Mr. Obama! Actions speak louder than words, especially for politicians!