As a member of the Catholic Advocate community - I urge you to stand for marriage.
President Obama has unilaterally decided the 16 year old Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was no longer constitutional.
DOMA was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
DOMA defines the words marriage, spouse, husband, and wife wherever they appear in the U.S. Code as referring only to the union of a man or a woman.
It also defends the right of each state not to be forced to accept the redefinition of marriage in a handful of other states as a result of state court decisions or laws.
Since President Obama has decided to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, as a member of a co-equal branch of our government I urge you to intervene to protect marriage legislatively and defend it wherever challenged in the federal courts.