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Senate may try to repeal Defense of Marriage Act
Politico ^ | May 10, 2012 | SEUNG MIN KIM and MANU RAJU

Posted on 05/10/2012 2:02:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A day after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Thursday that Democrats may move to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the Clinton-era law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

Such a move would energize the liberal base and provide a contrast to House Republicans, who passed their own measure this week aimed at bolstering DOMA.

But it could also alienate conservative Democrats in the middle of an election year.

In any case, it would have no chance of getting through a divided Congress.

"If it gets on the floor, we’ll be happy to take a look at it," Reid said Thursday. "It’s an important piece of legislation."

Reid, a Mormon who believes that marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman, said in the wake of the president's remarks that the government should not prohibit same-sex couples from marrying.

On Thursday, he also said he expects the Democratic Party's platform to include a stance supporting gay marriage.

"The president is in favor of it, I’m sure it will be" in the platform, he said.

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1 posted on 05/10/2012 2:02:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Harry Reid suggested Thursday that Democrats may move to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

Please oh please Democrats, please try this before the November elections...

2 posted on 05/10/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
All the nation's unemployed, those struggling to pay their mortgages & to keep their heads above water appreciate your tireless focus on what really matters, Harry.

You vapid lump of dung.

3 posted on 05/10/2012 2:05:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Democrats keep trying to resort to wedge issues to no avail. Let them keep ignoring the economy and allow the Tea Party to continue the wave started two years ago.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Almost as if the Dems wanna lose the election.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 2:07:37 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’d never pass the House.

All the same, they’re welcome to tick off lots of voters and hand the GOP a sterling silver issue on a golden platter.

Makes me wish the GOP actually had a real candidate this year, instead of the socialist empty-suit we managed to finagle his way into the nomination.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Death throes of the Socialist party.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 2:13:04 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Shadow44

wedge issues...Is that a pun???


9 posted on 05/10/2012 2:18:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Theoria
I think that's what;s happening.

One of our nys legislators sided with the Dems on gay marriage and he's not going to run...said that vote did him in...and the party will not support him. Alesi...

I think a lot of Dems want out.

10 posted on 05/10/2012 2:25:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Pun unintended. I’m not that witty.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 2:28:26 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Sacajaweau

Sacajaweau? Prof Warren, is that you?


12 posted on 05/10/2012 2:28:28 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

Yes Tonto...it’s me.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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It's like, golly, we know the base of the GOP is pissed off and thinking of sitting on the sidelines, well how can we get them to vote against us?

Lets bring up guns, gays, and God!

Thanks dems.

14 posted on 05/10/2012 2:31:52 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow! This will really help Americans gain full employment, put food on their table, buy a car, get a home, pay for their medical bills, pay for their medications, pay for their electric bill, pay the gas bill, pay for that plane ticket to see a loved one.

“It’s Boring in America, Again”.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 2:56:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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“It’s Boring in America, Again”.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 3:00:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With an election coming?


17 posted on 05/10/2012 3:02:05 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: thackney

actually it would put certain democrat senators on the hot seat if they go for the anti-marriage /pro-homo attack.

Remember the MSM is having orgasms over this. even fnc is exposing how many of their on air and behind the scenes staff are pro-homosexual. (or should that be pro-hedonism)


18 posted on 05/10/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This may be more of a landslide than anyone would ever predict. The GOP would be stupid to filibuster this. Just vote against it, then after the Dems vote for it, take it to the House and shoot it down. What a great way to get some more Dems in the Senate!


19 posted on 05/10/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Dems are sealing their political fate.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Reid, a Mormon who believes that marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman . . .

Sounds like:

Pelosi, a Catholic who believes human life is sacred from the first moment of conception . . .

21 posted on 05/10/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good thing Harry has that budget all wrapped up so he can waste time on shit like this.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 4:48:15 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are just stroking the Hollyweird money machine.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 4:54:59 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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