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3 responses to “House hired gun goes to work on DOMA; HRC attacks”

  1. Chuck Anziulewicz

    I’m a taxpayer, and I really resent John Boehner using my tax dollars to defend something as transparently unconstitutional as the Defense of Marriage Act.

    WHY is DOMA unconstitutional? Consider: A Straight couple legally married in Iowa is automatically entitled to 1,138 legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities according to the GAO. Many of those benefits have to do with tax law, Social Security, inheritance rights, child custody, and so on. But because of DOMA, a Gay couple that is legally married in Iowa is still unrecognized by the federal government for those benefits.

    Consider also the “Full Faith & Credit” clause of the Constitution. Because of this, any Straight couple can fly off to Las Vegas for drunken weekend, get married by an Elvis impersonator, and that marriage is automatically honored in all 50 states, and at all levels of government. But thanks to DOMA, a Gay couple that is legally married in Iowa becomes UN-married if they relocate south to Missouri.

    The ONLY real difference between a married Gay couple and a married Straight couple is the gender of the two people who have made the commitment. It has nothing to do with procreation, since couples do not need a marriage license to make babies, nor is the ability or even desire to make babies a prerequisite for obtaining a marriage license. So there is really no constitutional justification for denying law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that married Straight couples have always taken for granted. This cannot be accomplished in a piecemeal, state-by-state fashion.

  2. rob

    Just think of the savings if they gave gay partners benefits but cut out all the straights-only benefits. I love how “divorce and out-of-wedlock births” is brought into this, very telling of the mental capability and stability of these freaks [Ive tried repeatedly to impregnate my partners, somehow we seem to fail. Imagine that.).

    The hateful “christian’ right continues its despicable march into irrelevance, they get ever more shrill and desperate as even their own children cast off the medieval-ism of the old guard.

  3. John

    A perfect example of when and why ‘outing’ is appropriate. Any LGBT attorney working for a law firm engaged to deny equal rights should be called out and named even if they are not in the closet. NAME THE NAMES OF THE LGBT ATTORNEYS WHO MAKE THEIR LIVING AT SUCH LAW FIRMS.

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