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Senate Dems begin push to repeal federal marriage law
The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2011 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 10/25/2011 9:49:40 AM PDT by jazusamo

Senate Democrats next week will begin a push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defines marriage for federal purposes and, to date, has meant states don’t have to recognize gay marriages performed in other states.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said Tuesday his panel will take up the Respect for Marriage Act, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by 30 other senators, all members of the Democratic caucus.

The issue is bound to face strong opposition from Republicans, who would likely have the votes to filibuster the legislation should it reach the Senate floor. And it’s unlikely to make it to the GOP-controlled House at all.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doma; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda
Republicans had better buck up on this.
1 posted on 10/25/2011 9:49:47 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Good Lord. Why filibuster this?

Let them have their vote and go on record.

It won’t get past the House anyhow.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 9:52:30 AM PDT by Elpasser
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To: jazusamo
Welcome to the new, I say, New Butt Order (NBO)
3 posted on 10/25/2011 9:53:33 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: jazusamo

More political theater crap.


4 posted on 10/25/2011 9:55:39 AM PDT by trollop
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To: jazusamo
"The Respect for Marriage Act"

Positively Orwellian, isn't it?

5 posted on 10/25/2011 9:55:56 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: jazusamo

This is about democrats raising money from the hollyweird and NE homosexuals.

They know it will not pass.


6 posted on 10/25/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Absolutely. Sounds like the Rats and gays spent some time coming up with that.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 9:58:34 AM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Now that Obama is known as a war President and takes huge amounts of cash from corporations, he doesn't have ANY other issue to try to jazz the left other than the gay issue.

An American President reduced to making his prime issue promoting perversity...ain't it grand?

8 posted on 10/25/2011 9:59:41 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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9 posted on 10/25/2011 9:59:51 AM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This is about democrats raising money from the hollyweird and NE homosexuals.

They know it will not pass. The democrats will try and amend it to some “must pass” bill and the RINOs will cave.

There needs to be a truth in labeling of bills law. This is the homosexual marriage act.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 10:04:05 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jazusamo

Yep. It is the RATs top priority in a desperate economic crisis.


11 posted on 10/25/2011 10:04:05 AM PDT by rod1
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To: jazusamo

The name should be changed to Rump Rangers Liberation Act for the sake of Truth in Advertising. This bill has absolutely nothing to do with respect for any relationship cognizable as marriage. Alternatively, if the filibuster should fail, add amendments to “respect ‘marriages’” between humans and “consenting” barnyard animals, “marriages between humans and space aliens, twelvesomes of humans or including other species as well. Sodom and Gomorrah, coming to a nation near you?


12 posted on 10/25/2011 10:04:10 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: jazusamo

So many goals....So many accomplished....

http://www.communistgoals.com/goals/goals.htm


13 posted on 10/25/2011 10:09:03 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: jazusamo
Absolutely. Sounds like the Rats and gays spent some time coming up with that.

Propaganda comes naturally to those who lie for a living, and to those who are living a lie.

14 posted on 10/25/2011 10:10:36 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: jazusamo; 444Flyer; G8 Diplomat; TaraP; null and void; XeniaSt; Esther Ruth; GiovannaNicoletta; ...

They will not be happy until the entire nation pokes another finger in the eye of God. On 9-12-01 Tom Daschle and on 9-11-04 John Edwards each read Isaiah 9:10 as comfort Scripture for rebuilding after 9-11. The problem is they have no understanding of Scripture. No surprise. That passage is a nation telling God they will rebuild with stronger materials after being given a wake-up call. It is a verse of judgment, not comfort. Hussein is on board and leading these agendas as well. No doubt they will laugh this off.


15 posted on 10/25/2011 10:25:40 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Siena Dreaming

So he is the perfect guest for Leno tonight - it will make liberal Jay squeal with delight.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 10:30:54 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Elpasser
A cloture vote is as good as any vote.
Anyone who votes to end a filibuster in order to bring a Homosexual Marriage bill (as the Republicans should always call it) up for debate has already gone on record as being FOR Homosexual Marriage.
This is just political lip service to shut up the radical homosexuals by the Democrat senators who believe they cannot be voted out--but they are soooo wrong.
The Homosexual radicals use PC terrorism to shut people up but in the privacy of the voting booth...this thing is never even getting as FAR as a filibuster;)
17 posted on 10/25/2011 10:41:08 AM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: jazusamo

It’ll never fly. Even many DemocRat senators know, deep down, the insanity of counterfeiting marriage.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 11:55:23 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Elpasser
Let them have their vote and go on record.

It won’t get past the House anyhow.

This is my opinion on the matter: In the way of politics, incrementalism is the name of the game. Even allowing a vote will be a symbolic victory of sorts for the nihilistic Dems, and the staging area will be set for the next push. This is how our military was sodomized; allow a compromise in a failed push to implement the full thing, and you have your precedent for the next legislature.

I say, don't even allow this thing to get past this awful "committee." It is unconscionable to even consider such a thing. A vote isn't needed to get these sexual anarchists on record.

19 posted on 10/25/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: longtermmemmory
There needs to be a truth in labeling of bills law. This is the homosexual marriage act.

Or how about just a slight modification: The DISrespect for Marriage Act.

20 posted on 10/25/2011 12:07:42 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: jazusamo; seekthetruth; Joe Brower

I think a Republican from Florida is sponsoring this crap in the House: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Can anyone on the Florida ping list confirm?


21 posted on 10/25/2011 12:15:28 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: trollop; 50mm; Lady Jag; Old Sarge; darkwing104; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Allegra; Outlaw Woman; ...

trollop
Since Oct 25, 2011


Welcome to FR. Interesting screen name. troll operation??


22 posted on 10/25/2011 1:33:56 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: F15Eagle
Genesis 2:24

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

That's what the Lord says in His Word.

They are doing their best to help Satan defile mankind with perversions and blasphemy against the Lord God Almighty's creation and order of creation.

No surprise they will be attacking traditional God- ordained, one man + one woman marriage, and this just shortly after they allowed the homosexuals to have their way with our military structure.

If this nation sows to perversion and defiles itself in that manner, it will reap the after effects. Of course that is all unimportant and mere superstition to the Communists polluting our culture for their gain. They too, will reap what they have sown in the end. Their state and their twisted ideology is their god. Traditional families are a threat to what they are attempting to create. Government as the new (false) god. Therefore, they will try to destroy marriage and the family as they would any adversary getting in the way of their plans.

23 posted on 10/25/2011 2:18:36 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: fwdude

See how far we have come in the last 15 years.

The Defense of Marriage Act passed in the Senate by 85 to 14 in 1996. It got well over 300 votes in the 435 member House of Reps. that year.

Good liberals such as Tom Harkin, Joe Lieberman, and Chuck Schumer voted for the Defense of Marriage Act.

Here we are, 15 years later, and this law is now hated by the liberals. And the culture has shifted somewhat in accepting homosexual marriage. Homosexual marriage has been forced on a few states by court order, and passed by state legislatures in a few others.

15 years ago, the definition of marriage was not at all controversial. Who would have predicted then that how we define marriage would become a hot culture war issue? Who would have predicted that news stories about marriage would all describe it as “controversial” or “bigoted” if you prefer to define marriage as a man and a woman????

The least controversial issue of 1996, how we define marriage, is now a liberal cause celebre. And now that the liberals have their beach head in a few states, lawsuits to force homosexual marriage on all 50 states, or to force the federal government to recognize same from those states which allow it, will be in court for many years.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 9:13:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Good synopsis on our decent into moral anarchy. Keep in mind that the liberals' attack on marriage is just one prong of a wider attack on our entire culture - our Judeo/Christian culture. And it is an attack with many fronts, not just the courts and legislatures. The cultural attack has been ongoing for decades with the push to legitimize and desensitize aversion to homosexuality through entertainment media. I remember innocently inadvertently seeing Victor/Victoria as a young teen (I thought James Garner was cool) and thinking that the worldview depicted in the film was so outrageous and beyond the realm of reality that I could afford to never give it much legitimacy in its threatened implications. I now see it as the blatant propaganda piece that it was and is.

The churches are another major spearhead for the sodomites. Infiltrating, infecting and completely overturning the entire belief systems of, first, the most liberal, apostate Christian sects, and then attempting the same with the more fundamentalist groups. It would never have entered my mind as remotely possible that a Southern Baptist Church would fall for this strong delusion, but at least two have, to the extent that they were disfellowshipped.

25 posted on 10/25/2011 9:47:15 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.
a push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

26 posted on 11/03/2011 2:38:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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