DOMA 2, The Sequel Introduced By Texas Congressman

Jan 10, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

Randy Weber, a conservative Republican congressman from Texas has proposed "The State Marriage Defense Act" , on Thursday; a measure which would strip federal marriage benefits from gay and lesbian couples living in states where same-sex marriage is illegal.

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SHADOW

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Hasn't it already been established that the states have no right to dictate to the Feds what they can and cannot do? And isn't this an attempt by the states to demand that the Feds follow STATE laws by denying protections only to *some* married couples??
This guy is just as rabid crazy as the rest of the haters.
So how do you explain the dope deals going down like Colorado and others and illegals allowed to stay in major California cities and other cities.In state tuitions?
Feds say illegals are illegal and marijuana is illegal and states with or without a vote of the people thumb their noses at Federal law and allow these things.
This is the same as "an attempt by the states to demand that the Feds follow STATE laws".
Fed law over States law only applies when you want queer marriage and then it is a different story huh pervert.
Then if your state does something stupid like allow marijuana possession by anyone which is against fed laws you fools just "light um up".
Dictating to the Feds what they can and can not do,
Can you say hypocrite pervert?
SHADOW

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Why do idiots vote these people in to office?
Because we are tired of having perverts try to force their chosen lifestyle down our throats.
Why do you ask grasshopper?
Wondering

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Another UNCONSTITUTIONAL attempt to strip rights, benefits and privileges from American Citizens that the Evangelistic Fundamentalist DON'T believe should have them!!!!
Why do idiots vote these people in to office?
I said the same thing about Barney Frank.

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Jan 11, 2014
 
This guy really IS a confederate down in his bones.

“Reality is better than truth.”

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Jan 11, 2014
 
That's not what it does, idiot. It keeps SSM's recognized by their states from receiving federal recognition; it DENIES state rights and is in direct violation of the previous DOMA decision.

You're not clear on how the constitution works, are you?
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Somebody had to step up. Thanks, Rep. Weber! The feds are slowly stripping away the sovereign rights of the states that make up the United States of America. Each state has their own set of laws and are entitled to enforce them without being hamstrung by the federal government.
I salute any man or woman who authors a new, or revised, law to protect a state from forced compliance with any law that goes against the grain of the state's own laws.

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SHADOW wrote:
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Because we are tired of having perverts try to force their chosen lifestyle down our throats.
Why do you ask grasshopper?
I've heard it called a shaft, a penis, a johnson, a shlong, a dingus, a herman. But never a "lifestyle".
R12 Freon

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Jan 12, 2014
 
Elizabeth Johnson wrote:
I know that the South was for States Rights and a group of haters took the confederate "Battle flag" and turned it into something signifying hate.
But I said let us fly the "Battle flag" as a symbol today for "STATE RIGHTS"!
Take back that flag from those idiot hate mongers and use for State and individual rights.
Well your partly right about the part of States Rights, but the part about haters "taking" the Flag? I disagree. It was given to them. The last 30 years has about rewritten the whole conflict as slavery being what it was all about. Along with a liberal media feeding us the Confederate Battle Flag = Slavery, So the real Southern Pride the flag stands for, that being States Right's, Freedom and Pride are lost.

Blacks had little to do with it, being why war was waged.

Slavery would have worked itself out. A growing 70% of the Country were treating blacks the same as anyone else. You earn your way and your part of it. It's the way it was 150 years ago. LOL depending on what "Version" of American history you were taught, that is.

It would make a good symbol though. The reason's today are not much different than they were back then. A aggressive Federal Government forcing the control of States Rights.
BUT, we also have to be careful of States Rights that deny us as citizens our Federal Constitutional Rights, California and the 2nd Amendment come to mind and how 1 Judge can overturn what the majority of people want.

Damn hard to pick what side to stand on. The state or the feds, democrats or republicans. Both are cowards doing the same thing to us all. Heh I hear them Rebels are more for the good of the people. Is that true?

“Marriage Equality”

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Jan 13, 2014
 
SHADOW wrote:
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So how do you explain the dope deals going down like Colorado and others and illegals allowed to stay in major California cities and other cities.In state tuitions?
Feds say illegals are illegal and marijuana is illegal and states with or without a vote of the people thumb their noses at Federal law and allow these things.
This is the same as "an attempt by the states to demand that the Feds follow STATE laws".
Fed law over States law only applies when you want queer marriage and then it is a different story huh pervert.
Then if your state does something stupid like allow marijuana possession by anyone which is against fed laws you fools just "light um up".
Dictating to the Feds what they can and can not do,
Can you say hypocrite pervert?
Nah. Those are totally apples-to-oranges comparisons. Federal drug laws and immigration laws don't get passed by the states with the requirement that the Feds follow them. That's what the idiots in Texas are trying to do--they're trying to pass a law at the State level that forces the Feds to comply. It just doesn't work that way.

The fact is, the Feds *could* crack down on pot in places that have semi-legalized it. I don't know why they aren't. I don't have a horse in that race so I don't really care about it. Or immigration, for that matter.

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SHADOW wrote:
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Because we are tired of having perverts try to force their chosen lifestyle down our throats.
Why do you ask grasshopper?
You're talking about organized religion, right? Because they're the only ones trying to force their chosen lifestyle onto anyone else. Gay folks certainly aren't. You don't like gay marriage?? Don't have one! How easy is that??
heartandmind

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leave it to texas law makers......i seriously have to wonder about the idiots that elect dolts like this and cruz and perry.

(insert appropriate eye roll here)
kuda

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heartandmind wrote:
leave it to texas law makers......i seriously have to wonder about the idiots that elect dolts like this and cruz and perry.
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The name "State Marriage Defense Act" really says it all. They seem to believe that if they can pass a law that denies equal rights to minorities, it will somehow save marriages, presumably only those of mixed gender, of which they approve. I don't see how prohibiting marriages for same gender couples could magically save the troubled marriages of mixed gender couples. Marriage counseling would be indicated when marriages are in trouble, not totally irrelevant legislation that has absolutely no relevance to those particular marriages.

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You Know It wrote:
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You sir are a COWARD
You're wrong twice.
heartandmind

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kuda wrote:
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The name "State Marriage Defense Act" really says it all. They seem to believe that if they can pass a law that denies equal rights to minorities, it will somehow save marriages, presumably only those of mixed gender, of which they approve. I don't see how prohibiting marriages for same gender couples could magically save the troubled marriages of mixed gender couples. Marriage counseling would be indicated when marriages are in trouble, not totally irrelevant legislation that has absolutely no relevance to those particular marriages.
i live in the dallas area and have a vacation home deep in east texas - deep in a "bubbaland". died in the wool texans just don't get it....simply because "that just ain't the way we've always done it". they've wrapped themselves up in some flase cloak of christianity and expect the government to force laws to be identical to what they think their church tells them to do - while ignoring some basic tenets of christianity of caring for the poor and less fortunate (they all seem to resent any aid offered by the government to anyone and consider anyone receiving said aid to be lazy, unworthy and subhuman). kind of a confliction in things, isn't it?
when we're in dallas, it's not too bad - most folks understand the issues regarding same sex marriage. they may not accept homosexuality but they realize the differences between laws and religion. the problem lies in the rural areas. and those areas are vast.

sometimes i think there's a correlation between texas' schools being dead last in almost any type of evaluation and the tendency of the ruralites to be tea partiers (that also, by the way, want marijuana legal, all immagrants kicked out and to be able to own any sort of a gun that can be purchased without regards to any sort of quantity, too - just what we need - ignorant hate filled stoned people with guns....pleasant picture, no?)
kuda

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heartandmind wrote:
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i live in the dallas area and have a vacation home deep in east texas - deep in a "bubbaland". died in the wool texans just don't get it....simply because "that just ain't the way we've always done it". they've wrapped themselves up in some flase cloak of christianity and expect the government to force laws to be identical to what they think their church tells them to do - while ignoring some basic tenets of christianity of caring for the poor and less fortunate (they all seem to resent any aid offered by the government to anyone and consider anyone receiving said aid to be lazy, unworthy and subhuman). kind of a confliction in things, isn't it?
when we're in dallas, it's not too bad - most folks understand the issues regarding same sex marriage. they may not accept homosexuality but they realize the differences between laws and religion. the problem lies in the rural areas. and those areas are vast.
sometimes i think there's a correlation between texas' schools being dead last in almost any type of evaluation and the tendency of the ruralites to be tea partiers (that also, by the way, want marijuana legal, all immagrants kicked out and to be able to own any sort of a gun that can be purchased without regards to any sort of quantity, too - just what we need - ignorant hate filled stoned people with guns....pleasant picture, no?)
I've been to Dallas and Houston, which were civilized and modern, but I've also driven across the Texas panhandle, measuring progress by tallying the way from one grain silo to the next, seemingly without end, and blown through Amarillo in search of civilization.

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