Mark Levin sets President Obama and the liberal left straight in one minute. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) does not do what President Obama wants you to think. The left wants you to think DOMA stops states from allowing gays and lesbians to marry, but that is completely false.
Levin can explain it much better than me.[audio: https://radioviceonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/20110225-levin-doma.mp3]
From Wikipedia, with my emphasis in bold.
Defense of Marriage Act is the short title of a federal law of the United States signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996, as Public Law No. 104-199, 110 Stat. 2419. Its provisions are codified at 1 U.S.C. § 7 and 28 U.S.C. § 1738C. Under the law, also known as DOMA, no state (or other political subdivision within the United States) needs to treat as a marriage a same-sex relationship considered a marriage in another state (DOMA, Section 2); the federal government defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman (DOMA, Section 3). It passed both houses of Congress by large majorities.
Again, the president seems to think he’s the one sole individual who can determine what is Constitutional.
According to the President, the act signed by Bill Clinton is unconstitutional, and he’s ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to stop defending it in court cases. Holder has agreed and will cease defense of the law, which states marriage is between a man and a woman.
Yes – this is a regime. Stop telling me I’m ratcheting up the rhetoric.