Miami, Jan. 26 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) – On Tuesday, a group of Florida same-sex marriage proponents announced they would abandon their challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). Eight lawsuits were filed last year in Florida seeking to establish same-sex marriage.
Three of those lawsuits challenged the constitutionality of DOMA. One of the cases was Wilson v. Ake , filed by a lesbian couple seeking to have Florida recognize the same-sex "marriage" performed in Massachusetts, where the courts have declared the practice to be legal. Last week, federal District Court Judge James Moody upheld the constitutionality of DOMA in that case, stating, "Adopting plaintiffs’ rigid and literal interpretation of the Full Faith And Credit clause would create a license for a single state to create national policy."
Mathew Staver of the public-interest law firm Liberty Counsel said, "Today’s abandonment of the challenges to DOMA is a victory for traditional marriage. While the legal strategy has shifted, the goal of establishing same-sex marriage remains the same. Apparently, the legal strategy will now focus on establishing same-sex marriage state by state." [Source]
Well that is good news for now. Of course this group or another one will continue to judge shop in another state until they can find a more sympathetic judge. In this day and age they were just unlucky to have gotten some judges who actually follow the constitution.