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Obama Announces Plans to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act
Gawker | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Louis Peitzman

Posted on 05/14/2012 6:18:28 PM PDT by kristinn

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To: Jeff Head

Or is he clearing the way for someone else?

142 posted on 05/15/2012 2:47:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kristinn
How does this square with Obama's claim --just a couple of days ago-- that he supports the rights of the STATES to decide this issue?

Isn't it logically impossible to
(a) support the right of states to either endorse or deny "gay" marriage within their own jurisdictions, but then to
(b) make it un-Constitutional for states to do this very thing?

Wouldn't declaring DOMA to be un-Constitutional (as Obama has done) effectively deny states their right to determine this issue for themselves?

143 posted on 05/15/2012 2:55:21 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: kristinn
This is a well organized, well thought out move that makes zero sense politically. We've got to understand why.

The Economic Case for Same-Sex Marriage

Take a read of this poorly thought out treatise on the history of marriage and why it's time to switch. What's the end game here? Does this kind of bad thinking pass with the next generation? What are we missing?

144 posted on 05/15/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kristinn

145 posted on 05/15/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Rocky

“...Pure evil...”

Yep! His purpose was to come to “steal, kill and destroy” just like his big daddy, Satan. He’s done a pretty good job of it too, I might add, but it ain’t over till it’s over. And we know One that’s greater.

146 posted on 05/15/2012 3:20:25 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: GlockThe Vote
And many on this site are going to vote for Obama out of their delusional nonsense that mittens is worse than Obama.

Or not vote at all....which amounts to the same thing.

147 posted on 05/15/2012 3:24:27 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Does this also mean that States with Laws against Siblings and First Cousins Marrying will have those Laws overthrown as well?

Some states permit first cousins to marry; others do not. I believe that even states which do not allow first cousins to marry would expect first cousins who took up residence after getting married elsewhere to file as a married couple.

On the other hand, there is something I find curious about "civil union" legislation--if it is supposedly about allowing people who are not eligible to be married to nonetheless receive non-sexual benefits like expedited probate, property divisions, hospital visitation, etc. why do civil-union laws specifically restrict it to unrelated persons? If it "isn't about sex", why shouldn't a brother and sister who share one roof (but not one bed) be able to designate that if one dies the other simply acts as the surviving household member as would be done with a spouse?

148 posted on 05/15/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: A Navy Vet; Jim Robinson

Beliefs and how you live accordingly ARE the most important things — especially at the moment of your death, the particular judgment, when you meet Christ.

I’ll keep my beliefs, thank you, and according to Jim Robinson, I believe I can also post them/speak out.

149 posted on 05/15/2012 6:30:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: carriage_hill

I’m holding my nose as I type with one hand:


150 posted on 05/15/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Reid has empathy and a moral compass too. So does Obama. Even Romney.

But they all three still allow/allowed or advocate/advocated for the wholesale wanton murder of the unborn, homosexual “rights,” gun-control, liberal judges, shamnesty, global warming, the FED, government control over the economy, crony capitalism, class warfare, TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending, socialist healthcare, etc. In short, they are all usurpers and destructive agents of the constitution we are sworn to uphold, so help me GOD!!

151 posted on 05/15/2012 8:12:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MEG33

Yes. He is a loathsome creature. I truly want him gone...seeing the Obama’s getting on Marine One and flying to AF1 to depart Washington will be a joyful day. Begone foul and unclean demon, etc etc etc.

152 posted on 05/16/2012 6:17:39 AM PDT by baileybat
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To: kristinn

“...on The View, Obama dodge a question about repealing DOMA:”

No guts at all. He’ll ‘dodge’ the question on a tv show that has a large viewing audience, then go to a gay fundraiser and tell them that in a 2nd Administration he would work to repeal it.

153 posted on 05/16/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kristinn

Since when doe the president repeal laws??

I must have missed that part of the Constitution

154 posted on 05/16/2012 6:39:34 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Repeal 16-17
I think he’s just going to end up getting screwed.

That would have been better phrased "I think he just gets screwed in the end".

155 posted on 05/16/2012 2:08:46 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: BlueLandRed
The under 30 crowd just hasn't lived long enough. I'm hoping that a little more living — marriage, children, church, jobs, and time to observe things going on around them—will persuade the under-30’s that same-sex marriage is not the best plan and not what the Creator intended.

I know a good many gays and lesbians, but I don't know any happy ones. Their kids, at least the ones I know, are seriously messed up.

156 posted on 05/16/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: ransacked

“Same sex marriage is not the “right thing to do” it is clearly the wrong thing to do.”

Obama knows he’s getting evicted in November and has to have his a$$ out by the end of January. So like all
evicted freeloaders, he’s going to trash the place on his
way out. This could possibly be the most dangerous time in
America, ever.

157 posted on 05/16/2012 5:58:37 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: kristinn
I'm beginning to think that Obama really ISN'T a Christian.
/major sarc
158 posted on 05/17/2012 6:28:26 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Jim Robinson
Sorry, not my place to play forum cop, and definitely not a good idea to post late night - "apathy"?...meant sympathy.

As for your list by the usurpers, you above all should know I don't disagree with a single one. We both could detail those at length, but it would take countless pages and bandwidth. I've always thought that someone should write another book like "Lost Rights" (James Bovard - 1994) and footnote every example.

Regarding Reid and other socialists having "empathy", well maybe to a point - they are human (sorta -ha!). If he and his ilk have a "moral compass", it definitely points south into the darkness of the abyss. Everything they do is contrary to what was once the greatest positive compass/example this rock has ever seen. I'm getting depressed of late because of watching our Constitution and yes, Christian/Judeo values, forsaken on a daily basis.

Thank you for still allowing me to post on your forum and being courteous in your reply. Best wishes to you and your loved ones and friends. You're a good man and a Patriot. I may not be as good of man, but my tagline still holds true.

159 posted on 05/18/2012 7:35:28 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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by Larry Sinclair

160 posted on 05/22/2012 7:42:56 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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