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Orrin Hatch’s Irrelevant Attempt at Being Relevant

February 24, 2011
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In a press release today, Orrin Hatch attempted to be relevant saying that Obama is letting his personal politics get in the way of his ‘duty’ to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

“President Obama’s personal politics are trumping his presidential duty,” Hatch said. “Congress overwhelmingly passed the Defense of Marriage Act, a Democratic President signed it into law, and the Justice Department has a duty to defend it. It is deeply disturbing to see politics further distort the Department of Justice.”

via Hatch: President Wrong to Refuse Defense of the Defense of Marriage Act.

I’m less than surprised at Hatch; considering he often lets his personal religious views (He’s a card-carrying member of the Mormon cult) get in the way of his duty to represent the people of his state.  He stated in June 2010 during a showing at Dixie College:

“Gays and lesbians don’t pay tithing, their religion is politics,” said Hatch.

via The Washington Monthly.

Mr. Hatch, simply because many LGBT don’t plan on getting their own planet in the afterlife like you do, does not mean we should be treated like second class citizens and denied basic human rights.