Just in time for campaign season, the Obama administration appears to be picking up the slack, ever so slightly, on the gay rights front by refusing to defend part of the notorious Defense of Marriage Act in court. Take it away, Attorney General Eric Holder. –KA

Los Angeles Times:

After careful consideration, the president of the United States has made the determination that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as applied to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law, violates the equal-protection component” of the U.S. Constitution, announced Atty. Gen. Eric Holder.

Holder said the Justice Department now agrees with that claim.

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