Obama's medical marijuana/gay marriage contradictionSubmitted by jay0718 on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 08:37
From Politico 4/25/12:
"...President Obama clarified his position on medical marijuana in an interview with Rolling Stone, telling publisher Jann Wenner that he can't 'nullify congressional law'..."
"...I can't ask the Justice Department to say, 'Ignore completely a federal law that's on the books.' What I can say is, 'Use your prosecutorial discretion and properly prioritize your resources to go after things that are really doing folks damage.' As a consequence, there haven't been prosecutions of users of marijuana for medical purposes, Obama said...."
From Huffington Post 2/23/11:
"...WASHINGTON -- In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.
Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration cannot defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. He noted that the congressional debate during passage of the Defense of Marriage Act 'contains numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and lesbians and their intimate and family relationships - precisely the kind of stereotype-based thinking and animus the (Constitution's) Equal Protection Clause is designed to guard against'...."