The Craziness of Federalism: The Marriage Debate
1996: The Defense of Marriage Act passes. Defines marriage federally.
2010: Section 3 is ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge
2011: Atty. General under the direction Obama announces it will no longer defend DOMA!
Proposition 22 passes. Defines marriage between a man and woman
The initiative is struck down by the Ca. Supreme Court
2008: Prop 8: Ca. Marriage Protection Act is passed. Changes Constitution. $39M raised for it, $43M against
A court injunction is issued against enforcing Prop 8