Via GayPolitics.com, a statement from Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) on the Obama DOJ brief defending DOMA by comparing gay marriages to incest:
I still take President Obama at his word that he is committed to the repeal of DOMA. I also recognize that he cannot do it alone. Congress has the responsibility on its shoulders to pass legislation that would give the opportunity to the President to keep his word and ensure that all married people, including those in same-sex marriages, enjoy the same rights under federal law.
Just to repeat, for the benefit of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), "Congress has the responsibility on its shoulders to pass legislation...."
The time for excuses is over.
UPDATE: I should have included this as well: Rep. Jared Polis (D) addressed the Obama brief and called for repeal of DOMA. Via the Advocate:
"I was shocked and disappointed to learn that President Obama chose to defend DOMA in federal court, especially given his campaign promise to call for a full repeal of DOMA," Polis said in a statement on Tuesday. "My sadness turned to outrage when I read the Justice Department’s brief that not only defended this hurtful law but seemed to embrace it. Comparing my loving relationship with my partner, Marlon, to incest was unconscionable coming from a president who has called for change."
Polis is an interesting addition to our array of gay and lesbian elected officials -- he's new enough he still has a tendency to say what he thinks, something I hope lasts through a few terms. Read our interview with him at Metro Weekly.