The World Net Daily website reports today (May 18, 2011) that the government watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the Obama administration to uncover details of any influences on the executive decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court.
"The institution of marriage is under vicious attack not only by President Obama and the (U.S. Attorney General Eric) Holder Justice Department, but also by liberal politicians and activist courts at the state level," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Fitton said these "radicals" in the Obama administration apparently convinced the president and Holder to do their part by refusing to defend the federal marriage law. DOMA defines marriage for federal purposes as the union of a man and a woman.
Judicial Watch, Fitton said, "took these strong actions in court not only to help defend traditional marriage but to uphold the rule of law that is under assault" in Washington from the White House.