Skip to comments.Administration supports lesbian employee's case (Arguing to overturn DOMA)
Posted on 07/02/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT by markomalley
In a strongly worded legal brief, the Obama administration has said the federal act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman was motivated by hostility toward gays and lesbians and is unconstitutional.
The brief was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco in support of a lesbian federal employee's lawsuit claiming the government wrongly denied health coverage to her same-sex spouse.
The Justice Department says Karen Golinski's suit should not be dismissed because the law under which her spouse was denied benefits the Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitution's guarantee of equal protection.
"The official legislative record makes plain that DOMA Section 3 was motivated in large part by animus toward gay and lesbian individuals and their intimate relationships, and Congress identified no other interest that is materially advanced by Section 3," the brief reads, referring to the section in the act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Though the administration has previously said it will not defend the marriage act, the brief is the first court filing in which it urges the court to find the law unconstitutional, said Tobias Barrington Wolff, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
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May God rebuke and pass judgment upon this State (Gen 19 style) if the voters do not correct their error Nov 6, 2012.
The snow ball is rolling down the hill faster and faster.
God help us!
That’s ok. When President Palin (or Bachmann, West, Cain, etc.) decides not to enforce Roe v Wade, and states begin to enact their own abortion laws (as they are now), we’ll see how much liberals scream.
When morality isn’t pegged to absolutes, you get this crap.
Karen Golinski (right) with wife Mary Cunninghis (oh boy!)
(they were married in California when it was legal)
God will surely judge this nation. It’s only a matter of time.
God has changed so called sexual orientation but the activists don't want to hear about it.
We should expect THIS radical, Leftist Administration to NOT be working against us!?
Wondering when they ever were working for us.
I’m a woman and even I have to ask: Why are there no hot lesbians?
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If the president cannot in good conscience see to it that the laws are faithfully executed he must resign or he is forsworn.
I’m a guy and I just want to know one thing. Which one takes out the garbage?
Funny how real lesbians never look like those on TV or the movies.
They look like the perfect lesbo couple. Relatively unattractive, super smug and will sue the crap out of you if you even look at them wrong.
My son approves. ;-)
Im a guy and I just want to know one thing. Which one takes out the garbage?
Oh, that’s obvious. :-)
OK, you lose. I looked her up and she’s not a lesbian. She’s bi. (Read: Greedy)
I suppose the doj will weigh in on the side of the two queer marines who were arrested for fraud, etc in San Diego.
She divorced her husband and moved in with a chick. Close enough for us pervs. :)
She’s a lesbian? A homosexual terminator, go figure.
No matter how many laws the homosexual lobby gets passed, homosexuality will still be perverted and sinful. Laws can’t change facts.
Does it really matter anymore? The country, states, local communities and school districts are all jumping on the political bandwagon. Conservatives across the nation are more and more forming their own ‘communities’. Look at the home schooling trend. The hell with the government. It’s a growing movement. I could go deeper into facts, but, we’re underground. The internet is taboo. Someday, we’ll win.
Hot women like men and men like hot women.
I don’t think they spelled cunnilingus right.
So now Supreme Court Justice Hussein Obama has declared DOMA Unconstitutional and now he is spending taxpayer dollars to help these two fruit boots to gyp an Insurance carrier.
Why are we paying those other 9 a-holes sitting in the Supreme Court Building, if Obama is the Judicial expert and arbiter of the Constitution?
Evidently the Supremes don’t mind , they aren’t saying a word.
Of course with Obama’s two Lesbian appointees I really don’t expct them to.
By that logic it is also a violation of the constitution’s guarantee of equal protection for congress, the president, judges and bureaucrats to have a better health plan, better benefits and perks, and a better retirement plan than every other citizen.
>> God will surely judge this nation. Its only a matter of time.
I’ll judge the Nation now. The govt shouldn’t be in the marriage business!
Why do these clowns even bother to go to court? The matter is already decided. The senses of normal people will be insulted and their purses ravished to support the abomination of sodomite ceremonies and the financial consequences thereof.
The Tree of Liberty needs watering.
I posted a comment a month or two ago that stated: It is the Western Christians that ultimately represent and fight for freedom and individual liberties. Nonetheless, as Western Christians, we’ve assigned an abundance of authority to the govt it doesn’t deserve to have, and we’re now paying for it.
I particularly don’t care about the unions formed by homosexuals. What concerns me is the govt forcing its citizens to support homosexual behavior. To me, that’s not unlike forcing homosexuals to adopt Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. The govt should just get the # out of the way, and let the people do their thing in the context of their beliefs. I have a strong opinion on homosexual marriage, but its ultimately irrelevant under the Constitutional framework we should all enjoy.
Just guessing but perhaps because you are only thinking in stereotypes? The sort of black and white one-dimensional view that never considers the Samantha Fox, Portia de Rossi, or Leisha Hailey types.
Of course beauty (or hotness) is in the eye of the beholder anyway. Everybody's mileage may vary.
One accomplishment Milk helped happen;
[Im a woman and even I have to ask: Why are there no hot lesbians?]
The whole male fantasy of two lesbians comes up a bit short in real life, doesn’t t!
[Conservatives across the nation are more and more forming their own communities. ]
I’m writing a book on Civil War II. Yup, our side will just go underground in plain sight. It is already happening.
At least there open about being against it, rather than deliberately staging an incompetent defense designed to fail.
If I respected the idea that Federal judges get to dictate the meaning of the constitution I would manipulative them in just such a way. I would get my buddy’s to play one side in the case while I play the incompetent defending side.
Is is an optimistic dunce who thinks his rampant far-left socialism is best for America
Or is he very smart, and doing all he can do to destroy this country he hates.
It's as simple as that.
They will do as much damage as possible in the time they have left.
“Is is an optimistic dunce who thinks his rampant far-left socialism is best for America
Or is he very smart, and doing all he can do to destroy this country he hates.”
I think it is a bit of both. He is a buffoon (forgetting who he presented the MOH to, etc.) and a trained radical with a plan.
I’m sorry, it’s not the President’s place to say what is Constitutional and what is not.
Don't even joke about it! He's young enough the next Dem administration could appoint him! He wouldn't be the first ex-president to join the court. William Howard Taft did so as Chief Justice.
It's a, It's a, I don't what that is, Baby.....
obama has to justify these freakshows in order to justify his own behavior
You're hitting on the reason it's a choice and not biological. Their unattractive appearance limits their romance, so they gravitate toward one another in sympathy and need. Understandable? Yes. But also debauched and an abomination. As humans, God expects us to live our lives to His service. Our bodies are a gift, and we should live in respect of that gift. That means we have to be strong enough to overcome the base passions we're born with. That's part of our commitment to Him. They aren't strong so give in. They're apart from God.
I know, I'm preaching. Sorry, but at least it's Sunday...