Skip to comments.Senate may try to repeal Defense of Marriage Act
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, well be happy to take a look at it," Reid said Thursday. "Its 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, Im sure it will be" in the platform, he said.
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Please oh please Democrats, please try this before the November elections...
You vapid lump of dung.
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.
Almost as if the Dems wanna lose the election.
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.
Death throes of the Socialist party.
wedge issues...Is that a pun???
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.
Pun unintended. I’m not that witty.
Sacajaweau? Prof Warren, is that you?
Yes Tonto...it’s me.
Lets bring up guns, gays, and God!
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”.
With an election coming?
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)
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!
The Dems are sealing their political fate.