Bob Barr, the former Congressman who wrote the “Defense of Marriage Act” in 1996, now writes in the LA Times that it should be repealed. I’m not posting this in Political Irony because of the apparent flip-flop, but because the article — about a subject that can stir up strong emotions and words — is calm, clear, and well reasoned. He explains both what he was trying to do with the original act (and the compromises involved) and why he is now for repealing his own act. We need more Republicans like Barr (who ironically quit the party to become the Libertarian nominee for President in 2008).
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