Barr Switches Sides On DOMA
Some of you have probably heard that former congressman and hard core conservative, Bob Barr, won the Libertarian Party's nomination for president. As I've mentioned before, I'm a bit ambivalent on the issue.
There's some real screaming and gnashing of the teeth in some circles of the LP over this, Barr's sponsoring of the Defense Of Marriage Act being one big issue some just won't forgive him for. They consider all his talk of changing his opinion just that: talk.
Seems to me Barr's doing a pretty good job of getting the word out, though, and I can't help but think he couldn't be too phony about it if he's taking off and running with the issue as he seems to have been. The Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal reports on his conversion, also pointing out that Barr expressed support for the California Supreme Court decision that struck down laws against same- sex marriages even before the LP nominating convention was even held.
That's quite a 180 for Barr. Sounds good enough to me.
Meanwhile, as Barr talks about repealing his own law, some in congress are upset with California's Supreme Court decision and one congresscritter, Paul Broun (from Barr's own state of Georgia), has introduced a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman.
I'd be interested in seeing both Barr and Broun debate the issue.