The anti-gay American Family Association’s general counsel Pat Vaughn said this week that while he believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions is “probably unconstitutional.”
In a segment for the AFA Report, host Ed Vitagliano asked Pat Vaughn if he agreed with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s call to impeach President Obama over his recent decision to no longer defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Vaughn responded, “I think that Newt Gingrich is an astute politician and he is playing this for all it’s worth. I think that marriage is defined by God as between a man and a woman.”
“However, the Defense of Marriage Act is probably unconstitutional, particularly … if you attempt to apply it so that to say that a marriage conducted in one state is not in effect in another. That clearly violates the Constitution.”
In the video below you will also see Vaughn clearly admit that, despite claims that the President has overstepped his authority in instructing the Department of Justice to no longer defend Section 3 of the law, this action is not unprecedented.
Vaughn, however, quickly follows this by saying that Obama “lied to the people” and claims that Obama previously said he supported DOMA.
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