32 Democratic Senators voted in favor of DOMA. If it was a cowardly act by conservative Republicans, these 32 Democrats must be equally cowardly.
Editor’s note: This opinion is in response to a Lake View by Eric Reeve titled “Supreme Court undoes unjust act,” published in the Monday, July 1 Lake Sun.
When DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) was passed in 1996, Mr. Reeve's states "The Conservatives, the Right and the Rabidly Religious factions of the Republican Party were merely voting to placate their constituents... It was cowardly, actually un-American in its nature..."
In typical liberal fashion, Mr. Reeve conveniently omits several facts from his condemnation. 32 Democratic Senators voted in favor of DOMA. If it was a cowardly act by conservative Republicans, these 32 Democrats must be equally cowardly. The same for the 118 Democratic Representatives who also voted in favor of DOMA.
And guess what president signed DOMA into law? Democratic President Bill Clinton in September of 1996. According to Mr. Reeve's analysis, President Clinton must be at the top of his list of cowards signing such an un-American act into law.