Obama says “DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL” to Supreme Court!

These are truly amazing times we are witnessing right now! I never thought, in my lifetime, I would see such support for gay marriage/marriage equality! WOW!

Since his personal endorsement of gay marriage last spring, President
Barack Obama has kept up the public support, even making a historic mention of gay rights in his inaugural addresslast month.

Polls show that by weighing in, Obama and the White House are siding with the majority of Americans.

In the last decade — and especially in the last few years — Americans’ attitude toward gay marriage has shifted dramatically.

Right after the election in November, the Pew Research Center released a report on the
perception of gay marriage over the past decade. It found that opinion
has swung from staunch opposition in 2001 — 57 percent opposed gay
marriage, compared to 35 percent who were in favor — to solid support in
2012, when 48 percent polled supported gay marriage, compared to 43 percent who were opposed.

On Friday, President Obama’s administration filed an historic legal brief  that declares his belief to the US Supreme Court that DOMA is

NBC NEWS  SAID FRIDAY….The Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on
Friday to throw out a section of a 1996 federal law that prohibits
recognition of same-sex marriage. 

The brief was filed Friday in United States v. Windsor, a
case challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the
law that legally declares marriage to be only between a man and a woman.
That section allows state and federal authorities to deny benefits to
same-sex couples that are commonplace for heterosexual couples, like
insurance for government workers and Social Security survivors’

This marks the first time a president has endorsed same-sex marriage rights in the nation’s highest court.  In effect, the U.S. is asking the court to change DOMA to set a
higher bar for courts to approve laws that discriminate against gay men
and lesbians, Lyle Denniston, a Supreme Court expert, wrote on the influential ScotusBlog.

Barack Obama announced in 2011 that the U.S. would no longer enforce
DOMA, but “this is the first time the federal government has proposed
that constitutional test in a gay rights case before the Supreme Court,”
Denniston writes. “The court itself has never specified just what
constitutional standard it will apply in such cases, but it may have to
settle that this term.”