Last edited by C-21 Cowboy; 08-05-10 at 07:51 PM.
if you don't think having relations with a 16 year old is pedophilia, it just says stuff about you
either way, i wouldn't say it to her dad
Why Does Obama Keep Flip-Flopping on Gay Marriage? - TIMENow the Administration says it opposes DOMA and wants it overturned — but that tradition dictates that it defend the law. And that is why, the White House said in a statement, "the Department of Justice has filed a response to a legal challenge to [DOMA], as it traditionally does when acts of Congress are challenged."
Legalistically speaking, the tradition argument is true, but it's yet another Obama dodge. The Administration could easily decline to defend the anti-gay law on discrimination grounds, just as the Administration of George H.W. Bush declined to defend federal laws setting a preference for awarding broadcast licenses to minority-owned businesses in 1990. The radical firebrand at the Department of Justice who successfully argued against defending those laws? A young DOJ attorney named John Roberts, who is now the Chief Justice of the United States. Clearly, Obama could have refused to defend DOMA if he had really wanted to. Georgetown's Hunter cites other cases in which the Justice Department has declined to defend laws, including one involving a minor cable-TV dispute. As Eugene Volokh of UCLA told me Aug. 18, there is nothing in the constitution or the law that would have prevented the Department of Justice from sitting on the sidelines in the DOMA case.
Nothing except politics. Obama's triangulation between left and right has become excruciatingly obvious on this issue, and he's not quite as deft a politician as Bill Clinton at keeping his left flank at bay. I wouldn't be surprised if, next summer at the 32nd Fire Island Pines fundraiser for Lambda, I hear booing when the President's name is mentioned.
Last edited by The Prof; 08-05-10 at 07:55 PM.
They might actually learn that their mob mentality is against the Constitution and that the right to vote doesn't mean the right to take legal benefits away from people for no other reason than you find them a little icky.
Here is just one good reason not to let gays marry--it would be ****ting on the man in the relationship:
Tips for Gay Men on How to Avoid Gay Marriage
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
Anyhow, you posted to a public message board, and I publicly responded with my opinion to your post, independent of who you were replying to.
It is a good evening
Last edited by marduc; 08-05-10 at 08:19 PM.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
Last edited by CriticalThought; 08-05-10 at 08:43 PM.
there is nothing wrong with you, so far as i know
none of my business, either way
way too personal