Murray Silent (So Far) On DOMA
- Murray: Silent, so far, on DOMA.
It's odd. When President Obama declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional yesterday
, Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, who's up for election in 2012, quickly fired off a statement praising the president. It read, in part:
I applaud the President for taking this major step forward by calling for the extension of equal protection to every American citizen. I have always been—and I will continue to be—committed to supporting policies that protect the rights of all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. I will continue to oppose unjust legislation that targets specific groups or persons for unfair treatment.
Washington Senator Patty Murray, backer of DOMA in 1996
, target of this Facebook campaign
, not facing election until 2016, and keynote speaker tonight at an awards banquet put on but local gay leaders—many of whom think she owes the gay community
a new position on DOMA.
Will she offer one tonight? I'll let you know.
Then score some dank herb from Ruckus to help with the stress.