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President Obama Supports Legislation to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
ABC News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Jake Tapper

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 couples—including same-sex couples—to 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 today’s 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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To: Pyro7480

Too bad we can’t repeal the 2008 election.


101 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:38 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: liberalism is suicide

Once Zero’s crimes are made public, maybe we can!


102 posted on 07/19/2011 8:23:14 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: Pyro7480

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.


103 posted on 07/19/2011 8:51:56 PM PDT by tlb
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To: mojitojoe

There is a lot empty couch there on one side. Hmmmmm


104 posted on 07/19/2011 8:56:00 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Yossarian

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.


105 posted on 07/19/2011 9:10:40 PM PDT by del4hope
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To: Pyro7480
Looks like Obama is planning on getting married again.
106 posted on 07/19/2011 9:45:18 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Will Geico save you 15% on your insurance? Is Obama an evil Marxist tyrannical son of a bitch?")
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To: Pyro7480

How about recognizing Islamic child brides and polygamist marriages like his own daddy had?


107 posted on 07/20/2011 12:29:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: ScreamingFist

Good question.


108 posted on 07/20/2011 2:00:41 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Pyro7480
Except for the given of leftist error on abortion policy, the field of “gay rights” is this president's special contribution to national self-destuction. worse than Obamacare, worse than shaky foreign policy, even worse than border negligence.
109 posted on 07/20/2011 3:16:46 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Pyro7480

Wouldn’t a repeal require a 2/3 majority, just as repeal of ObamaCare does?


110 posted on 07/20/2011 6:18:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Pyro7480
Go figure!

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111 posted on 07/20/2011 7:13:28 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Uh,since when is getting married a “right”? It’s not a right,just like driving is not a right;It’s a privlege.

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".

112 posted on 07/20/2011 10:50:37 AM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: grobdriver

Of course he does.
Destroy the traditional family = Destroy America.


113 posted on 07/20/2011 2:29:54 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: mojitojoe

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”?????


114 posted on 07/20/2011 4:50:29 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Pyro7480
Obambam Supports Legislation to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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 ???

115 posted on 07/20/2011 5:08:11 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: fwdude
"Serious question: Why didn’t the Democommies try to pass legislation like this when they held both houses of Congress?"

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.

116 posted on 07/20/2011 6:48:07 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

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?


117 posted on 07/20/2011 6:58:41 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude
"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?"

Oh Nevermind...

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.

118 posted on 07/21/2011 8:38:15 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and don’t ask to come back in.


119 posted on 07/21/2011 9:02:53 AM PDT by wasp69 (space for rent)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You are so right, this is all laid out in the Communist Manifesto.
God Help America.


120 posted on 07/21/2011 9:09:47 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal In Sarah.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

the founders knew that they could not enumerate all of the unalienable rights and that was the fear that some short minded folks would look to the rights enumerated and say... “that’s not in the constitution”...

so they left the unwritten as up to the states or the people to vex...

be careful on that slippery slope you tread...

teeman


121 posted on 07/21/2011 2:15:57 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“OBAMA SWINGS BOTH WAYS”

I suspect he is exclusively homosexual.


122 posted on 07/21/2011 4:18:12 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Same here. His marriage is a sham.


123 posted on 07/21/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Pyro7480

“The Bible says two men ought not lay together”-Karl Childers


124 posted on 07/21/2011 7:13:43 PM PDT by murdoog
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