A new lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice charges that it is withholding emails about the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
“We have serious concerns that the Justice Department wants to hide evidence that it was doing the bidding of campaign donors and homosexual activists from whom Obama will need assistance for his re-election,” said Family Research Council president Tony Perkins.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Family Research Council had requested the relevant documents from the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to determine the basis for the decision and to determine the possible influence of the homosexual lobby on the decision.
One June 2, the Department of Justice informed the organization that it had searched and identified 357 pages of email collections relevant to the group’s request.
Twenty-seven of these pages were claimed to be exempted and withheld. An administrative appeal of the exemption, filed June 27, has not received a response, despite a federal law requiring one.