BUFFALO — GOP Assembly member Jane Corwin, who recently announced as a candidate to replace former Christopher Lee in New York's 26th Congressional seat, has begun her campaign with a statement that condemns the Obama Administration for its decision to stop defending the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Corwin, who is not an Attorney, stated:
"The President of the United States swore an oath to uphold the laws of our great country and as a member of the Executive Branch he needs to enforce those laws, including the Defense of Marriage Act. It is the Supreme Court’s job to consider the constitutionality of the law and the President should not usurp the authority of the Supreme Court," .
Corwin adds, "DOMA was signed into law nearly 15 years ago by President Clinton – he himself a Democrat like President Obama – who understood that marriage should be defined as a union between one man and one woman," she continued. "While more Americans lose their jobs every day, the Obama Administration is blatantly ignoring the law of the land for a political stunt, and I hope the Administration will reconsider this wrong decision and focus on strengthening the economy and creating jobs, the number one issue the majority of Western New Yorkers care about."
The decision by Attorney General Eric Holder will result in the Department of Justice in withdrawing the expense and manpower away from defending a law that they have found to be indefensible.
Corwin who is currently a second term member of the New York State Assembly, has in the past worked for her families business, The Talking Phone Book. The 26th New York Congressional district is bounded between the suburbs of Buffalo and Rochester, New York.