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    Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA - CSMonitor.com

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday that Mr. Obama was “proud to support the [repeal effort], which would take the DOMA off the books once and for all.”

    The announcement came a day before the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to conduct hearings examining the Respect for Marriage Act, a legislative vehicle designed to overturn DOMA.
    I don't know what their chances are, but I am tentatively optimistic.
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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    For reference:

    H.R. 3567 amends Section 7 of title 1 in the United States Code to read:

    (a) For the purposes of any Federal law in which marital status is a factor, an individual shall be considered married if that individual's marriage is valid in the State where the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any State, if the marriage is valid in the place where entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a State.

    (b) In this section, the term `State' means a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession of the United States.[6]
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    This would make it so the federal government would recognize and provide befits to SSM couples just as strait(Hi Spud) marriages. This would have no effect on states recognizing SSM.
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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    Hasn't recent federal court rulings pretty much made DOMA obsolete, if not downright unconstitutional? Under what authority can the government refuse to extend rights equally to gays and straights alike?

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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Hasn't recent federal court rulings pretty much made DOMA obsolete, if not downright unconstitutional? Under what authority can the government refuse to extend rights equally to gays and straights alike?
    But still on the books. What this would do is end DOMA sooner than it would be from carrying out the court cases. Either way it goes down, one way gets it done faster.
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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    This is one of the stupidest, most uninformed statements I have seen that anyone with a significant position on this issue make.

    “Congress rightly recognized that the lifelong, faithful union of a man and a woman is the fundamental building block of thriving societies,” Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, which supports DOMA, said in a statement. “The union between husband and wife benefits society – especially children – in unique and special ways that cannot be duplicated by any other relationship.”
    This guy is a douche.

    Apparently he doesn't realize that this not how the federal government considers whether it recognizes marriages or not. This includes infertile couples, older couples, and those cousin couples that I have mentioned in threads earlier.

    I want to challenge this guy, in public, to show exactly how every opposite sex couple is automatically superior to every same sex couple (not that I truly believe, legally, that any couple is superior to any other just due to their genders). It would be wonderful to see him completely sputter and backtrack over himself when someone points out to him that Congress has no right to determine that the only factor that should determine what makes a couple beneficial enough for legal marriage is their sex, since nothing else applies to every opposite sex couple.
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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    Didn't he say that in 2008 yet he has failed. Obama will say what he thinks the group he is talking to wants to hear. He is concerned about votes and the election not about gays

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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Didn't he say that in 2008 yet he has failed. Obama will say what he thinks the group he is talking to wants to hear. He is concerned about votes and the election not about gays
    I wonder what the Rev Wright preached about gay marriage? LOL

    Maybe he missed those sermons too?

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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

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    I don't know what their chances are, but I am tentatively optimistic.
    It's easy to call for, hard to work for. I think he's just running his mouth and pandering with no intention of actually doing anything.
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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's easy to call for, hard to work for. I think he's just running his mouth and pandering with no intention of actually doing anything.
    I can't believe I am defending this guy, but he has stopped defending DOMA in court since Feb.
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    Re: Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I wonder what the Rev Wright preached about gay marriage? LOL

    Maybe he missed those sermons too?

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