Obama Reverse Course on Gay Marriage

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:28pm

Administration will no longer defend "Defense of Marriage Act" in court.

The Obama has announced it would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

The Justice Department had previously defended the law in the court system but said it had determined in a pair of cases in the federal appeals court in New York that it was no longer constitutional.

In a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to House Speaker John Boehner the administration said it would continue to enforce the law until the court rules on the law definitively.

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