I don't care if someone is gay but I'm alarmed that the president has now announced his support for gay marriage. He has instructed the Justice Department to not defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton.
How can a president tell the Justice Department not to enforce the law? It's an insidious attempt to create more groups of entitled and dependent people to vote for him.
The Defense of Marriage Act says, for purposes of federal benefits including Social Security, veterans' benefits, civil service, subsidized housing, food stamps and Medicare, marriage is defined between one man and woman.
Marriage is not defined in the Constitution, so when suits are filed and get to the Supreme Court, our own government will not defend it.
If voters want to expand entitlement programs, let it be done by our elected officials, not by presidential decree. We're in enough fiscal peril without adding more people on the government dole.
Stephen L. Potter