Moran: Three Most Important Words in DOMA Decision

by Ian Tuttle

“Justice Kennedy’ s pronouncement that Congress could have “no legitimate purpose” for passing DOMA constitutes “the three most important words in this decision,” says ABC Supreme Court correspondent Terry Moran.

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Moran observed, “The Court could have just said, ‘Congress overstepped its bounds, shouldn’t tell every state what marriage is’ . . . but Justice Kennedy’s decision goes further.”

Kennedy framed the interests of gay Americans in “the most powerful, most irresistible force in our Constitution, that principle of equality,” said Moran. “That is going to be hard to stop for those who don’t approve of this decision.”