On Feb. 23, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in cases pending in federal court. On this week’s Lawyer2Lawyer, we discuss the implications of this announcement. Helping us do that are two guests who fall on opposite sides of the issue:
- Tobias Barrington Wolff, professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the former legal advisor and LGBT policy chair for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
- Ken Klukowski, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council.
We discuss the controversy over the announcement and consider what it will mean for pending cases and for the future of DOMA.
You can download or stream this week’s show from the Legal Talk Network.