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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Traditionally people stop enforcing laws that go out of the style. I think there are still towns where it is illegal to grow a beard, but nobody enforces those laws.

    Same thing happened with Prohibition.

    There's nothing wrong with it unless the legislature, the courts, or the people have enough of a problem with it to do something about it.
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    The only guy in the Justice Department that Obama could find who would defend DOMA in good conscience was a Mormon holdover from the Bush administration.

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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Since I believe the right of gay marriage should be a federal one because protecting civil rights and equality throughout all states is pretty much what I expect the feds to do. I believe withholding the rights of gays to marry and enjoy the same legal protections (and/or miseries, as the case may be) as straight people is unconstitutional. I expect that Obama does too. So I applaud this step.

    I don't know what all the pouting is about. Obama specifically said that members of congress that passed the law were free to defend it if they wished.

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    DOMA is as good as dead, and once it is, it will be a great day for freedom.
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    DOMA is as good as dead, and once it is, it will be a great day for freedom.
    Well... Only if you consider marriage freedom yourstar

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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    What if a Governor said "We're no longer going to enforce speed limits".
    I would say; This will be an interesting experiment.

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    Ahh good then I expect to see you supporting the Polygamy movement.
    Why not? In addition, no self respecting male would want to torture himself that badly.
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I would say; This will be an interesting experiment.



    Why not? In addition, no self respecting male would want to torture himself that badly.
    At least he didn't bring up the incest and bestiality fallacies. :P

    Other than some rather convoluted legal issues with guardianship, wills, etc, I don't see a problem with polygamy between consenting adults. Polygamy gets much of its bad image because it's often practiced by loony cultists who really use polygamy as a way of subjugating women.

    I mean really, let's say three well-adjusted adults want to enter a three-way marriage. One's a doctor, one's a teacher, and the other runs an auto repair shop.

    Tell me: Why the **** should I care? What negative consequences are escaping me?
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

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    DOMA is as good as dead, and once it is, it will be a great day for freedom.
    Not really, as all that getting rid of DOMA does is finally leave it up to the states...unless of course a court case can win on Constitutional grounds much like Loving v Virginia did. And states haven't really been very receptive to SSM I hate to say.
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    I do not care who gets married...so this law doesnt effect me. If they want to be miserable then so be it. Let them pay taxes and merge debts. I am all for people who love another even if its the same sex. Love is Love. I have many friends who are in GoProud.
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    Re: Obama Administration Drops Defense of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Not really, as all that getting rid of DOMA does is finally leave it up to the states...unless of course a court case can win on Constitutional grounds much like Loving v Virginia did. And states haven't really been very receptive to SSM I hate to say.
    Once DOMA is gone, then states will have to recognize SSM from other states. So if a couple gets married in Iowa, and moves to Georgia, then the state of Georgia will have to recognize that marriage. So it is a big stepping stone for SSM throughout the country.
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