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Obama backs bill to repeal Defense of Marriage Act
WaPo ^ | 7/19/11 | David Nakamura

Posted on 07/19/2011 12:50:59 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will support a congressional effort to repeal a federal law that defines marriage as a legal union between a man and woman.

White House spokesman Jay Carney denounced the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), saying the administration will back a bill introduced this year by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to remove the law from the books.

Feinstein’s bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, would “uphold the principle that the federal government should not deny gay and lesbian couples” the same rights as others, according to Carney.

The Senate is scheduled to hold an initial hearing on Feinstein’s proposal on Wednesday.

“The policy was wrong then and it is wrong today, and I believe it should be repealed,” Feinstein said Tuesday morning during remarks at the National Press Club.

Obama’s decision came five months after his administration instructed U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to stop defending DOMA and represents a continuing evolution in Obama’s views on same-sex marriage. In February, Holder said parts of DOMA were unconstitutional because of “classifications based on sexual orientation.”

The issue has become politically dicey for Obama as he and his Republican rivals ramp up for the 2012 campaign season. The president was booed last month during an appearance in New York, when he told a gay audience that “traditionally marriage has been decided by the states.” Forty-one states currently ban same-sex marriage.

Opponents of same-sex marriage have decried the Justice Department’s refusal to defend the law as an unjustified political move.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: doma; feinstein; homsexualagenda
But I thought 0bama believed marriage was between a man and a woman?
1 posted on 07/19/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Oh,, yeah, THIS is what the President should be concerned with at this very moment...

Argh. Of course, it fits with the general mindset of the LGBT community that “it’s all about ME!”.


2 posted on 07/19/2011 12:54:50 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Why even bother, this will go nowhere.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 12:55:25 PM PDT by heysean
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“The Homo loving and led Obama administration announced” Fixed.


4 posted on 07/19/2011 12:55:41 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He´s more for wrecking the country.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 12:55:44 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
There are ramifications when people defy God's covenants.
6 posted on 07/19/2011 12:55:44 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Let the Fire and Brimstone begin!


7 posted on 07/19/2011 12:58:26 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
But I thought 0bama believed marriage was between a man and a woman?

He thought they had said "a man and a wookie".

Those jug ears don't do you much good when you're all coked up.

8 posted on 07/19/2011 12:58:26 PM PDT by digger48
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To: stars & stripes forever
There are ramifications when people defy God's covenants

They can start with the defeat of every Democrat Senator who votes for such a perverse, monstrous piece of s**t legislation in 2012.

9 posted on 07/19/2011 1:00:56 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Wonder how this will play in black churches all across the south?


10 posted on 07/19/2011 1:02:16 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (BE BOLD SARAH)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Go back to Kenya you African fagot!!!


11 posted on 07/19/2011 1:02:52 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Black vote

Gay vote

Abortion vote

Muslim vote

GM vote

GE vote

12 posted on 07/19/2011 1:05:07 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sybeck1

“...how this will play in black churches...”

Obama could chainsaw his daughters to death on live television and his Black support will not drop much below 95 percent.


14 posted on 07/19/2011 1:07:07 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
And where is the Black church?

Oh yeah . . . either completely silent or backing him to the hilt because of his skin color (which they refuse to do with Black conservatives).

Sick. In the United States at least, Black chr*stianity is a separate religion.

15 posted on 07/19/2011 1:08:00 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Wow he went back on his campaign theme. I guess just like GH Bush’s no no taxes pledge the media are going to skewer him over this issue turn around! Aren’t they? What?....(crickets)


16 posted on 07/19/2011 1:08:09 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
This is all we have to know about Obama, he is against the Defense of Marriage.
17 posted on 07/19/2011 1:09:03 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Sybeck1
Wonder how this will play in black churches all across the south?

Since practically every minister of every Black church in the South is a screaming Red, what do you think?

I didn't used to think like this. But reality is what it is.

18 posted on 07/19/2011 1:10:13 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“Feinstein’s bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, would “uphold the principle that the federal government should not deny gay and lesbian couples” the same rights as others, according to Carney.”

What about polygamists? What if a parent wants to marry their offspring?

Is this going to “respect” there marriage too or have they not contributed enough to the DNC yet?


19 posted on 07/19/2011 1:10:40 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: heysean

“Why even bother, this will go nowhere.”

The only 2 reasons I can think of would be 1) that the far-left liberals are trying to do something that their base can be happy about; and 2) the Democrats are trying like the devil to make social issues a bigger issue for the 2012 presidential elections to detract attention from the disasterous economy.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 1:10:48 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Kalifornicate’s Feinstein, it figures. If not from her, the destruction of marriage act would've come from Boxer or Pelosi.
21 posted on 07/19/2011 1:11:57 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Clint N. Suhks
President Cloward-Piven's only goal in anything he does is to overwhelm the system.

I sure hope we get a chance to overwhelm him someday.

22 posted on 07/19/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Trillions in debt, 9.2 % unemployment, troops fighting abroad, racial attacks at home, immigration out of control

And these bastards worry about this crap


23 posted on 07/19/2011 1:13:43 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now that Weiner's gone . .time to get wid of Fwank)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
...and represents a continuing evolution in Obama’s views on same-sex marriage

Where does the Washington Post find these Daily Collegian copy boys like David Nakamura?

Ubanga's views on sodomy have never changed - - he's all for it. In fact, if there was ever a dude who dabbled in the "down low", it's Ubanga. That scumbag only said what he said during the campaign because he thought that's what would help his election chances. Only now is he beginning to be honest. But his views have never changed.

24 posted on 07/19/2011 1:14:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Clint N. Suhks
But I thought 0bama believed marriage was between a man and a woman?

Who knows? He flip-flops on this one continually.

What I do know is that his base is livid over his recent support for cutting Medicare and SS so expect to see more homosexual activism from the WH to try to mollify the 'bats.

25 posted on 07/19/2011 1:14:14 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Monterrosa-24
“...how this will play in black churches...”

Obama could chainsaw his daughters to death on live television and his Black support will not drop much below 95 percent.

It always helps when someone states the truth in a way that makes it funny.

26 posted on 07/19/2011 1:14:14 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: MNGal
1) that the far-left liberals are trying to do something that their base can be happy about;

Correct. They are VERY unhappy right now with the Messiah as he seems to be completely about to shaft them on entitlements.

27 posted on 07/19/2011 1:16:11 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: MNGal

Yep, this is pure politics. This is just a bit of red meat to throw to the base to get them fired up even though even the most delusional lefty knows it will get nowhere.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 1:18:56 PM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Siena Dreaming

He knows the destruction of traditional marriage furthers the goals of the left,
but he also knows that he can’t gain or retain power

if he alienates most of the people.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 1:25:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: drbuzzard

Obama is like Mohammed. He makes up his own religion and his followers follow him to the hilt.If the blackk Church’s mess with the Messiah they will lose their parisioners.

Obama is “The One”.

If he decides that we must all bend over and take it from another man, that is the way it will be.

Long live He who rules./s/


30 posted on 07/19/2011 1:30:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: MrB
He's hoping to gain support of a large swathe of the middle with the upcoming debt deal.

If he goes with the debt deal he's going to lose a large chunk on the left unless he gets more radical with the gay stuff.

I don't think his gambit will work. IMO He will alienate everyone as you said.

31 posted on 07/19/2011 1:35:11 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: A_Former_Democrat

He doesn’t have to worry all that much with the media running interference for him. To the left if it isn’t reported in the NYT or on their govt friendly TV stations then it didn’t happen/isn’t true/or there’s a good reason.

Stalin or someone said that when things get bad enough the people will take anything you give them. I think that’s where zero is trying to take us - to make us beggers at the feet of our bureaucracy.


32 posted on 07/19/2011 1:46:11 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He lied.


33 posted on 07/19/2011 1:55:57 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: heysean

It’s all about 2012. Feinstein is up for reelection. This helps Obama with his base.


34 posted on 07/19/2011 2:00:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Feinstein’s bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act...

Did you know that Democrats actually giggle when they come up with titles like this?

No really, they actually do - out loud.

35 posted on 07/19/2011 2:26:37 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Black vote; Gay vote; Abortion vote; Muslim vote; GM vote; GE vote”

Don’t forget the non-G-d vote. Pew polls show that about 15% of Americans now consider themselves non-believers, secularists, humanists, agnostics, or even atheists. This amounts to about 30 million of voting age, and 15% is more than the margin of victory.


36 posted on 07/19/2011 4:52:11 PM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Now we know who he is!


37 posted on 07/19/2011 4:56:11 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Monterrosa-24
Obama could chainsaw his daughters to death on live television and his Black support will not drop much below 95 percent.

Yep. The brutha is just misunderstood is all. As long as he sticks it to the man. Wait, he IS the man now. Make that stick it to whitey.
38 posted on 07/19/2011 5:07:19 PM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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