After the Obama administration announced last week that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)--the bill that federally defines marriage as existing between a man and a woman--against court challenges, Sarah Palin offered this response to the National Organization for Marriage:

"I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. Like the majority of Americans, I support the Defense of Marriage Act and find it appalling that the Obama administration decided not to defend this federal law which was enacted with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by a Democrat president. It's appalling, but not surprising that the President has flip-flopped on yet another issue from his stated position as a candidate to a seemingly opposite position once he was elected."

Palin sent the response to NOM instead of issuing it on her own Facebook page, which is unusual for her: When Palin offers a written statement responding to an event, it's nearly always issued via Facebook.

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