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  • Gay marriage: After the Supreme Court, what then?

    03/23/2013 2:04:01 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/21/2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    In less than a week the Supreme Court will hear a pair of cases involving same-sex marriage. Since Chief Justice John Roberts made his unprincipled switch to rescue Obamacare, I have given up on predicting Supreme Court outcomes. If the justices are going to be unmoored to logical argument and careen from one position to another depending on their perceived need to defend the court’s historical reputation, far be it from me to figure out where they will land. (At least the liberal justices are entirely predictable.) In other words, I have no idea how the justices will rule or...
  • Why Bill Clinton is Apologizing for Signing DOMA (Federal Law Prevents Same Sex Marriage)

    03/08/2013 7:07:22 AM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | March 8, 2013 | Staff
    "In 1996, I signed the Defense of Marriage Act," says former President Bill Clinton in The Washington Post. DOMA, which prevents federal recognition of same-sex marriage, is up for review at the Supreme Court on April 27, and the justices will have to decide whether the law "is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality, and justice above all," Clinton says. In the 17 years since he signed it, the former president says, "I have come to believe that DOMA is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incompatible with our Constitution." (He's not alone: Read...
  • ELECT, NEVER APPOINT U.S. REPRESENTATIVES

    02/10/2004 10:46:21 AM PST · by Dixielander · 51 replies · 307+ views
    The Liberty Committee ^ | February 10, 2004 | Liberty Committee
    Elect, Never Appoint U.S. Representatives On June 20, 2003, we issued the following alert: "The clock is ticking. A well-orchestrated, well-financed campaign to quickly amend the Constitution is underway. A proposed constitutional amendment would take away your right to vote for your U.S. representative. We can't and won't stand by and let our republic be gutted by this amendment." This alert was in response to the "Continuity of Government" (COG) report made public on June 4, 2003. The report calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow for the appointment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives under vaguely...