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Eugene Delgaudio and Other Conservatives Condemn Obama Administration Asking Supreme Court to Overturn Federal DOMA

Pete Winn of reports: - The Obama administration has come down firmly on the side of homosexual activists, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) -- and its definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

On Friday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli formally filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court, calling the law unconstitutional and "discriminatory against gays and lesbians."

"It is abundantly clear that this discrimination does not substantially advance (the government's) interest in protecting marriage, or any other important interest," Verrilli wrote in the 67-page document. (see photo of Verrilli)

"The Statute simply cannot be reconciled with the Fifth Amendment's guarantee of equal protection," he said.

Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio condemned it in a statement.

Conservative legal experts like Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, say the government's position is "outrageous."

"For President Obama to put the weight of the federal government behind the idea that marriage as the union of one man and one woman is unconstitutional, is outrageous," Staver told

"It's dangerous and will ultimately undermine society," he added.

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