Skip to comments.President Obama Supports Legislation to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Posted on 07/19/2011 1:08:18 PM PDT by Pyro7480
Tomorrow the Senate will hold the first hearing on The Respect for Marriage Act, which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, thus granting to all lawfully married couplesincluding same-sex couplesto receive federal marriage benefits and protections if they are joined by a valid marriage in a state where such marriages are legal.
The president has long called for a legislative repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact on the lives of real people --our families, friends and neighbors, White House press secretary Jay Carney said at todays press briefing.
He is proud to support the Respect for Marriage Act, introduced by Senator Feinstein and Congressman Nadler, which would take DOMA off the books once and for all," said Carney. "This legislation would uphold the principle that the federal government should not deny gay and lesbian couples the same rights and legal protections as straight couples.
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Too bad we can’t repeal the 2008 election.
Once Zero’s crimes are made public, maybe we can!
If Congress doesn’t repeal federal DOMA, the courts will. There is a solid Equal Protection argument to be made by the states who have already recognized gay marriage.
There is a lot empty couch there on one side. Hmmmmm
In addition, O favors Planned Death. I have had many discussions with blacks about the beginnings of that organizaion and ask that they do the research. Blacks are not favorable towards abortion either.
Everyday, work to help remove the scales from others’ eyes.
How about recognizing Islamic child brides and polygamist marriages like his own daddy had?
Wouldn’t a repeal require a 2/3 majority, just as repeal of ObamaCare does?
Since forever. There are some things so fundamental to civilization and so essential to the human condition that they are outside the bounds of the state to forbid. They are God-given rights.
Where is it written in the Constitution that we have the right to get married,or to adopt?
The 9th Amendment was written to address these rights. Something like marriage was such a given at the time of the drafting it would have been superfluous to list.
That being said, homosexuals are not demanding a right to marry which they already have. They currently have the same marriage rights that all have had in the West for millenia - to marry one person of the opposite sex.
What the homosexuals are asking for is a special "right" that no one currently has. That being the specific "right" to marry someone they are sexually attracted to. No one has ever had that right, nor should it ever be codified as a "right".
Of course he does.
Destroy the traditional family = Destroy America.
If Michelle was his very first girlfriend, and it’s a marriage of convenience/cover, where did their daughters come from?
Or, did he grit his teeth and do the deed so they could pretend to have a happy family????
Or, hate to go there, but could the president be “bi-sexual”?????
well in all 'fairness'...98.3% of the rest of the homobuttpluggus population does as well...
mr purple lips on his knees for queers is a surprise to anyone ???
Lib's don't want to cut entitlements. But they know that they can add cuts to entitlements to tax increases and some of the conservatives are going to salivate at it. And they know it creates the perceptions with the voters that Conservatives are all about cutting entitlements for the poor and are all for the rich.
Conservatives need to forget about cutting entitlements cause that is going to hurt them politically and focus on getting the overall spending down. When Republicans do tackle entitlements it ought to be focused on stopping and preventing fraud, not arbitrary cuts. They need to kill Obamacare. They need to work with that guy who ran the sting on the medicaid office and help him find fraud in the programs, since they don't seem to be able to do it.
My question was concerning a DOMA repeal. The Dems are pushing it now. Why didn’t they try this when they held both congressional chambers by decent margins and the Presidency?
That is a good question. Obama's support of gay causes was well known. I wonder if there was some kind of strategy and this was just further down the list. Such as get several northeast states to legalize gay marriage first, before attacking it on the national level.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and don’t ask to come back in.
You are so right, this is all laid out in the Communist Manifesto.
God Help America.