I read with frustration the March 1 front-page article “Obama asks for overturn of Prop. 8.” The president did not ask for the overturn of Proposition 8. The United States did. That’s not semantics; it’s a critical distinction.

Just as drug dealers, terrorists, securities defrauders and others are prosecuted by the United States, so, too, did the country take an important stand for justice.

The Post does a disservice to all of us when it either oversimplifies or misrepresents facts.

Pepin A. Tuma, Washington