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Congress, Obama team up to kill marriage protections
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 19, 2009 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 09/20/2009 4:02:00 AM PDT by Man50D

Nearly 100 members of the U.S. House are working in lockstep with the Obama administration to try to eliminate protections for traditional marriage in the United States with the "Respect for Marriage Act" that has just been introduced in Congress.

H.R. 3567 was introduced just days ago by U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, and more than 90 co-sponsors.

"This legislation would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law which discriminates against lawfully married same-sex couples," Nadler said in a statement on his website.The proposal has been assigned to committee.

"The 13-year-old DOMA singles out legally married same-sex couples for discriminatory treatment under federal law, selectively denying them critical federal responsibilities and rights, including programs like social security that are intended to ensure the stability and security of American families," his statement continued.

"The introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act responds directly to a call from President Obama for congressional action on the issue. As the president recently confirmed: 'I stand by my long-standing commitment to work with Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. It's discriminatory, it interferes with states' rights, and it's time we overturned it," the statement said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhohomosexualagenda; doma; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homobama; homosexualagenda; hr3567; nadler; pedophiles; perverts; protectmarriage; romney; romney4obama; romneymarriage

1 posted on 09/20/2009 4:02:00 AM PDT by Man50D
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To: Man50D
This legislation would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law which discriminates against lawfully married same-sex couples

Except for a few deep-blue states, they're NOT "lawfully married."

2 posted on 09/20/2009 4:08:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: Man50D

“The introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act responds directly to a call from President Obama for congressional action on the issue.Why? what about jobs stupid.


3 posted on 09/20/2009 4:08:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Man50D

The congress and this marxist poser punk is destroying our economy. Crapping on long held international friends in lieu of terror nations. Trying to foist socialism on us and to beat all they drag out the homosexual agenda to mess up our children.
Hey the majority voted for these ass holes.


4 posted on 09/20/2009 4:10:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: Man50D

Whatever happened to 0bama’s assertion that he believed marriage was to be between one man and one woman? Oh, yeah... that was just a campaign statement. It’s expired now.


5 posted on 09/20/2009 4:10:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: Man50D

Nadler, Obama, gays, lesbians, tannies,

Hey

Just great guys all around!

American: when are ya gonna stand up and fight back

and call a trump a trump.


6 posted on 09/20/2009 4:13:09 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Vaduz
“The introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act responds directly to a call from President Obama for congressional action on the issue.Why? what about jobs stupid.

Obama is losing gay support, and, most importantly, gay fundraising (which is disproportionally large) due to the failure of repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

This is a bone they hope to sneak through while nobody is looking.

7 posted on 09/20/2009 4:14:51 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Man50D

Man50D you support all this and fight against the Republican party. How do you explain yourself?


8 posted on 09/20/2009 4:15:10 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Man50D
So now he’s worried about State’s rights? Maybe we should review Roe vs. Wade.
9 posted on 09/20/2009 4:15:28 AM PDT by MRadtke (NOT the baseball player)
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To: Man50D

Marriage is a sacred institution blessed by the church and only between a man and a woman. No ifs, ands or butts.


10 posted on 09/20/2009 4:16:02 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Man50D

“it interferes with states’ rights,”

coming from that faker that statement makes my stomach churn


11 posted on 09/20/2009 4:18:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Man50D
...it interferes with states' rights,...

How does forcing a state to recognize gay "marriage" protect states rights?

12 posted on 09/20/2009 4:18:35 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Man50D

Respect for Marriage Act ......... Is it just me,or is the intent of most bills introduced by the libs the exact opposite of the title of the bill?


13 posted on 09/20/2009 4:20:37 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: kevinm13

***Marriage is a sacred institution blessed by the church and only between a man and a woman. No ifs, ands or butts.***

Youe mean it was. The is the new liberal religion, The Obama religion.


14 posted on 09/20/2009 4:21:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Man50D

Hey Nadler! According to your interpretation, this means that New York State should honor my Florida Concealed Carry Weapons permit. States Rights, according to your argument!

Bwaahahahah!


15 posted on 09/20/2009 4:29:42 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: ScottinVA
Oh, yeah... that was just a campaign statement. It’s expired now.

LOL! Never thought of it that way.

This is not news I wanted to read on a Sunday morning. This Administration and the liberals in Congress are the best sleight-of-handers I've ever seen. While the country is in a tizzy over health care and energy, they're federalizing college student loans and deconstructing the sacred institution of marriage. I'm sick, simply sick. Who will stand up anymore, folks? Who is going to put his or her life on the line to stand up to these Marxists? This no longer about words. Forceful acceptance of the liberal social mores are becoming a reality. This is a war of attrition and THEY'RE WINNING!

The Constitution is NOT negotiable!

16 posted on 09/20/2009 4:36:34 AM PDT by rarestia (Confutatis maledictis, voca me cum benedictis)
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To: ansel12
Man50D you support all this and fight against the Republican party. How do you explain yourself?

How do you explain that you continuously fail to understand this is a Conservative website and that there is has been a growing fundamental difference between Republicanism and Conservatism over the years because the former has incrementally moved towards socialism to expand its voter base?

It's up to the OP wing of the socialist Republicrat party if they want to return to the Conservative fold but I'm not joining them to try and convince them.
17 posted on 09/20/2009 4:39:59 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: MRadtke
So now he’s worried about State’s rights? Maybe we should review Roe vs. Wade.

Over turning it is one thing since Article 1 Section 8 does not grant Congress the power to regulate marriage but replacing it with another piece of federal legislation only defeats the very purpose Nadler claims he is trying to support. It couldn't be more disingenuous.
18 posted on 09/20/2009 4:44:03 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Man50D

You tell me little buddy, name which party that you support. I’m an Independent, so I’m not involved but I can tell that you are on a mission against conservatives.

I challenge you to position yourself coward!


19 posted on 09/20/2009 4:49:11 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: shooter223
“Respect for Marriage Act ......... Is it just me,or is the intent of most bills introduced by the libs the exact opposite of the title of the bill?”

Ding, Ding, Ding. We have a winner! This is spot on. If these crumbs had any respect for marriage they wouldn't be trying to protect every lessie, pervert, trannie, fornicator, or social malcontent that ever took a breath. All I'm waiting for is for “Baghdad Bob” Gibbs to explain that this is all for the good of the economy!

20 posted on 09/20/2009 5:08:49 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: ScottinVA
Except for a few deep-blue states, they're NOT "lawfully married."

A few? Twenty nine states have constitutional bans on gay marriage and another 18 have laws against it.

21 posted on 09/20/2009 5:12:45 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Man50D

This is the Dems plan on winning in 2010, between this, the amnesty act that will soon follow and the welfare class they will have all the support they need.


22 posted on 09/20/2009 5:13:04 AM PDT by repubpub
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To: Man50D
The rumor was out that Nadler was doing to present this bill last Tuesday.

I chatted with my priest about it and he said that if they try to overturn DOMA, they will destroy their party.

23 posted on 09/20/2009 5:14:54 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: shooter223
Is it just me,or is the intent of most bills introduced by the libs the exact opposite of the title of the bill?

You mean like the Defense of Marriage Act? Which did nothing to curtail the government subsidizing of divorce?

24 posted on 09/20/2009 5:14:59 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: mware

Do they want the GLT vote or the black vote? They must choose.


25 posted on 09/20/2009 5:16:01 AM PDT by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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To: shooter223

No it’s not just you - it is the work of their propaganda unit to always label bills in a way that gives the opposite appearance from what is in the bill.

In their world, it makes perfect sense though.

In their world, wrong is right.


26 posted on 09/20/2009 5:25:50 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Zero was raised by Frank Marshall Davis a noted pervert, now maybe Zero wants to marry Rahm in the Whitehouse?


27 posted on 09/20/2009 5:32:26 AM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: Squat

Squat, would you bet your farm that obammy has never been with another man?
I know I’d bet he has.
Jive marxist punk that he is.


28 posted on 09/20/2009 5:38:13 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: ansel12
You tell me little buddy, name which party that you support. I’m an Independent, so I’m not involved but I can tell that you are on a mission against conservatives.

I challenge you to position yourself coward!


You're right. You caught me. I'm a socialist weasel and coward whose been trolling FR for the last four + years disguising myself with pro Conservative comments. Good for you! Now go complain to the Admin Moderator to have me zotted. By the way how's your research on my anti Conservative comments I have posted in the past? I'm waiting!!!
29 posted on 09/20/2009 5:40:17 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Man50D

Let’s see if the tea-party patriots will demonstrate against this travesty with the same zeal. Somehow, I doubt it.


30 posted on 09/20/2009 5:53:10 AM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: repubpub
This is the Dems plan on winning in 2010, between this, the amnesty act that will soon follow and the welfare class they will have all the support they need.

Support? Really!? This will sink the Dems in 2010.

I don't believe THIS attack on the DOMA will succeed at all, but now the public sees more than ever where a Democratic congress stands on the issue.

31 posted on 09/20/2009 5:58:30 AM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Non-Sequitur
A few? Twenty nine states have constitutional bans on gay marriage and another 18 have laws against it.

That leaves three states that allow "gay marriage." That is enough for the federal judiciary to impose "gay marriage" on the rest of the states.

32 posted on 09/20/2009 6:42:01 AM PDT by Logophile
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To: Man50D

Nadler is as anxious to destroy The United States as is zero. What should we expect?


33 posted on 09/20/2009 7:13:32 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Logophile
That leaves three states that allow "gay marriage." That is enough for the federal judiciary to impose "gay marriage" on the rest of the states.

What homosexuals do in Massachusetts is of no interest to me. If they move to Kansas and call themselves married then it's no skin off my nose. If they try to file their income taxes as married then they'll have problems.

34 posted on 09/20/2009 3:07:04 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
What homosexuals do in Massachusetts is of no interest to me. If they move to Kansas and call themselves married then it's no skin off my nose. If they try to file their income taxes as married then they'll have problems.

Like you, I have no interest in the domestic arrangements of homosexuals. I am inclined to live and let live. However, that would be a mistake

It appears to me that the push for "gay marriage" is just one step in a larger, more threatening agenda. Once they can be married, homosexual activists will insist that all institutions in society—private as well as public—recognize their unions. Those who refuse to do so will be labeled as bigots and haters.

Sooner or later, the civil rights machinery of the state and federal government will be brought to bear against churches and private individuals who "discriminate" against homosexuals.

That is not an outcome I want to see.

35 posted on 09/20/2009 3:44:21 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: Man50D

Boy even those in blue states are trying to get themselves thrown out. Did they miss that even California voted from traditional marriage?


36 posted on 09/20/2009 4:04:09 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Vaduz

Yep, Zero fiddles while the economy burns! It’s the economy STOOOPID!


37 posted on 09/20/2009 4:07:39 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Non-Sequitur

“A few? Twenty nine states have constitutional bans on gay marriage and another 18 have laws against it.”

Right. Like I said, “EXCEPT for a few deep blue states.” All the rest ban it.


38 posted on 09/21/2009 9:08:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: Man50D

39 posted on 10/26/2009 9:28:46 AM PDT by Howie
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