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Administration supports lesbian employee's case (Arguing to overturn DOMA)
AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/2/11

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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I would scream outrage, This is too far, but this regime passed "too far" about 2-1/2 years ago.

May God rebuke and pass judgment upon this State (Gen 19 style) if the voters do not correct their error Nov 6, 2012.

1 posted on 07/02/2011 4:34:38 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The snow ball is rolling down the hill faster and faster.

God help us!


2 posted on 07/02/2011 4:38:21 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 81)
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To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 4:43:04 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: markomalley

When morality isn’t pegged to absolutes, you get this crap.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 4:44:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: markomalley

Karen Golinski (right) with wife Mary Cunninghis (oh boy!)

(they were married in California when it was legal)

5 posted on 07/02/2011 4:51:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: markomalley

God will surely judge this nation. It’s only a matter of time.


6 posted on 07/02/2011 4:58:12 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: markomalley
There are times such as this when I wonder if Zero is even human. He must be a demon masquerading as one.
7 posted on 07/02/2011 4:58:35 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: markomalley
It also lays out the administration's position that sexual orientation is an "immutable characteristic,"

God has changed so called sexual orientation but the activists don't want to hear about it.

8 posted on 07/02/2011 5:03:27 PM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: markomalley

We should expect THIS radical, Leftist Administration to NOT be working against us!?

Wondering when they ever were working for us.


9 posted on 07/02/2011 5:04:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m a woman and even I have to ask: Why are there no hot lesbians?


10 posted on 07/02/2011 5:28:18 PM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Here’s another one ping.


11 posted on 07/02/2011 5:31:00 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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12 posted on 07/02/2011 5:33:04 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: markomalley

If the president cannot in good conscience see to it that the laws are faithfully executed he must resign or he is forsworn.


13 posted on 07/02/2011 5:36:38 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Marie

I’m a guy and I just want to know one thing. Which one takes out the garbage?


14 posted on 07/02/2011 5:37:40 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: smokingfrog

Funny how real lesbians never look like those on TV or the movies.


15 posted on 07/02/2011 5:41:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


16 posted on 07/02/2011 5:45:01 PM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: Marie
Here's one. She played an evil cyborg in Terminator 3.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 5:48:45 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

My son approves. ;-)


18 posted on 07/02/2011 6:06:41 PM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: Raycpa

I’m a guy and I just want to know one thing. Which one takes out the garbage?
***************
Oh, that’s obvious. :-)


19 posted on 07/02/2011 6:07:09 PM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: Bratch

OK, you lose. I looked her up and she’s not a lesbian. She’s bi. (Read: Greedy)


20 posted on 07/02/2011 6:10:15 PM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: markomalley

I suppose the doj will weigh in on the side of the two queer marines who were arrested for fraud, etc in San Diego.


21 posted on 07/02/2011 6:19:34 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Marie

She divorced her husband and moved in with a chick. Close enough for us pervs. :)


22 posted on 07/02/2011 6:22:09 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

She’s a lesbian? A homosexual terminator, go figure.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 6:27:48 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: willibeaux

No matter how many laws the homosexual lobby gets passed, homosexuality will still be perverted and sinful. Laws can’t change facts.


24 posted on 07/02/2011 6:28:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rintense

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.


25 posted on 07/02/2011 6:29:37 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Marie

Hot women like men and men like hot women.


26 posted on 07/02/2011 6:30:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: smokingfrog

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.


27 posted on 07/02/2011 6:37:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ilovesarah2012

Agreed!


28 posted on 07/02/2011 7:08:01 PM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did. (NO to Bush II))
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To: markomalley

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.


29 posted on 07/02/2011 7:35:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: ducttape45

>> God will surely judge this nation. It’s only a matter of time.

I’ll judge the Nation now. The govt shouldn’t be in the marriage business!


30 posted on 07/02/2011 7:36:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: markomalley

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.


31 posted on 07/02/2011 7:39:26 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: markomalley

The Tree of Liberty needs watering.


32 posted on 07/02/2011 7:44:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: markomalley
Hussein hates traditional marriage!
33 posted on 07/02/2011 7:48:49 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ELVISNIXON.com

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.


35 posted on 07/02/2011 8:15:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Marie
>>> even I have to ask: Why are there no hot lesbians?

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.

36 posted on 07/02/2011 8:20:54 PM PDT by tlb
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To: ELVISNIXON.com
Until I did some research, for years I bought into the BS that Milk was killed because he was gay. Turns out he was collateral damage from Dan White killing S.F. Mayor George Moscone. Milk was just in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time, nothing more.

One accomplishment Milk helped happen;

http://jonestownapologistsalert.blogspot.com/2009/02/milk-another-peoples-temple-political.html

37 posted on 07/02/2011 8:21:56 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Marie

[I’m 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!


38 posted on 07/02/2011 8:43:14 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Indy Pendance

[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.


39 posted on 07/02/2011 8:46:12 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: markomalley

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.


40 posted on 07/02/2011 10:24:36 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: proudofthesouth
The questions revolving around Obama have devolved to this very simple binary choice:

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.

41 posted on 07/02/2011 10:30:29 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: willibeaux

They will do as much damage as possible in the time they have left.


42 posted on 07/02/2011 10:34:21 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: MindBender26

“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.


43 posted on 07/03/2011 12:22:07 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: markomalley

I’m sorry, it’s not the President’s place to say what is Constitutional and what is not.


44 posted on 07/03/2011 12:42:08 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Venturer
Supreme Court Justice Hussein Obama

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.

45 posted on 07/03/2011 1:02:04 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: smokingfrog

It's a, It's a, I don't what that is, Baby.....

46 posted on 07/03/2011 3:17:05 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: proudofthesouth

obama has to justify these freakshows in order to justify his own behavior


47 posted on 07/03/2011 4:01:41 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: smokingfrog

Mary Cunni-What?


48 posted on 07/03/2011 4:20:26 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Marie
I’m a woman and even I have to ask: Why are there no hot lesbians?

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...

49 posted on 07/03/2011 6:00:58 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: markomalley
I wonder whether it was properly labeled a "hostilis curiae" brief?

HF

50 posted on 07/03/2011 7:23:01 AM PDT by holden
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