They All Voted For DOMA, But Now Thes...

They All Voted For DOMA, But Now These Senators Are Split

There are 48 comments on the GPB.org story from Mar 23, 2013, titled They All Voted For DOMA, But Now These Senators Are Split. In it, GPB.org reports that:

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin is one of the 15 sitting Democrats who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 but now oppose it.

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Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#1 Mar 23, 2013
"'Look, both of us believe that we should not discriminate against anybody. But where we do part is that I believe ... in the traditional definition of marriage that has existed for, some estimate, 6,000 years,' Hatch says."

All that to say he doesn't believe in discrimination except when he does. Typical idiotic republican.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Mar 23, 2013
Typical dems. flip flop on anything. Evil. PURE EVIL.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#3 Mar 23, 2013
They're all politicians, you morons. They'll vote for what they think is popular so they can trick you into voting for them. If you think they actually care one way or another, you're just fooling yourself. Very few politicians actually know anything about each bill.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Mar 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
They're all politicians, you morons. They'll vote for what they think is popular so they can trick you into voting for them. If you think they actually care one way or another, you're just fooling yourself. Very few politicians actually know anything about each bill.
Like Uncle Joe Stalin's OBAMAIDONTCARE.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Mar 23, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Typical dems. flip flop on anything. Evil. PURE EVIL.
So you prefer they remain opposed to marriage equality like your GOPasaurs?

What a complete moron you are.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Mar 23, 2013
The only 4 sitting Democratic Senators who haven't come out in support of repealing DOMA are in North Carolina, Alaska, Arkansas, & Louisiana.

Gee, I wonder why......

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Mar 23, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So you prefer they remain opposed to marriage equality like your GOPasaurs?
What a complete moron you are.
As you well know, I'm not a Republican.:)

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Mar 23, 2013
Of COURSE they voted for it! They were marching in step with the bargain the President made to forestall something far worse.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Mar 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
Of COURSE they voted for it! They were marching in step with the bargain the President made to forestall something far worse.
Prove it.

You just don'e want to admit athat you made a horrible mistake voting for THAT BASTARD.
Dude

Marysville, OH

#11 Mar 23, 2013
It's all a political stunt and should be left up to the states to decide to recognize a same sex marriage. I don't believe not recognizing it is discriminating because they can marry like everyone else as long as its some person of the opposite sex

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#13 Mar 23, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Prove it.
You just don'e want to admit athat you made a horrible mistake voting for THAT BASTARD.
Frank ... Daniel ... whatever your name du jour is ... you have repeatedly made false claims and predictions about Obama, so nothing you say about him can be relied upon as truth. Remember how you swore he would never allow the repeal of DADT? If you don't remember, I certainly do. And that was a false statement, wasn't it?

And whenever history has proved you wrong, you simply snuck away under cover of darkness and returned to Topix under a new name so that you could continue spouting lies, whether under a Libertarian or Lutheran guise or whatever. Who cares that you are not Republican? Even though you're from Long Island you sure sound just like the rest of those christian idiots from the Southern states!

Since: Mar 07

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#14 Mar 24, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Typical dems. flip flop on anything. Evil. PURE EVIL.
Any more so than the Republicans doing the same?

As long as they are Flopping to the right side, why complain?

You would rather they all continue to FIGHT to preserve DOMA.

Geesh.

Since: Mar 07

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#15 Mar 24, 2013
Dude wrote:
..... I don't believe not recognizing it is discriminating because they can marry like everyone else as long as its some person of the opposite sex
So you taught YOUR children that a loveless marriage of convenience is the only way to go, and to NEVER marry someone they were attracted to and could romantically love?

You chose that kind of marriage yourself?

If not, that makes you a bit of a hypocrite, since you are saying that you believe it to be exactly the same as a loving marriage, and for gay folks PREFERABLE to one.

Since: Mar 07

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#16 Mar 24, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
International Jews
....
I think you posted on the wrong thread, unless you are worrying about international Jews marrying someone of the same gender.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#17 Mar 24, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
International Jews
"In violent opposition to all this sphere of Jewish efforts rise the schemes of the International Jews.
The adherents of this sinister confederacy are mostly men reared up among the unhappy populations of countries where Jews are persecuted on account of their race.
Most, if not all, of them have forsaken the faith of their forefathers, and divorced from their minds all spiritual hopes of the next world.
This movement among the Jews is not new.
"From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxemburg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide revolutionary conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing."
-Winston Churchill
I like the key phrase "Impossible equality"
Sound familiar?
Think perversions.
Cha-CHING!
http://www.mosaisk.com/revolution/Winston-Chu...
Why don't you convert so you can help us take over the world. Come visit me; I have a pair of scissors.

Since: Mar 09

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#18 Mar 24, 2013
Dude wrote:
It's all a political stunt and should be left up to the states to decide to recognize a same sex marriage. I don't believe not recognizing it is discriminating because they can marry like everyone else as long as its some person of the opposite sex
Because a marriage in one State must be honored in every other State, and because the Federal Government provides specific protections and exacts responsibilities from person who marry, it is time for Civil Marriage to be removed entirely from State control and standardized at the Federal level.

Marriage is a form of contract which crosses State lines and, under the Commerce Clause, it is the proper purview of the Federal Government to regulate it.

Since: Mar 09

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#19 Mar 24, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Prove it.
You just don'e want to admit athat you made a horrible mistake voting for THAT BASTARD.
" ... the lesser of two weevils ... "

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Mar 24, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Because a marriage in one State must be honored in every other State, and because the Federal Government provides specific protections and exacts responsibilities from person who marry, it is time for Civil Marriage to be removed entirely from State control and standardized at the Federal level.
Marriage is a form of contract which crosses State lines and, under the Commerce Clause, it is the proper purview of the Federal Government to regulate it.
Marriage does NOT fall under the contract clause, allowing the federal government to "regulate it". It is the purview of teh states as per the Bill Of Rights' 10th Amendment.

And all states MUST legally recognize ALL the acts of all other states under the "full faith adn credit clause" found in Article V. of the U.S. Constitution.

Saying that the federal government can regulate ANYTHING under the contracts cluase, renders the Bill Of Rights meaningless. And since each amendment in the Bill Of Rights was ratified AFTER the ratification of teh U.S. Constitution, the Bill Of Rights therefore supersedes the commerce clause, and anything else existing in the U.S. Constitution prior to the ratifications of teh amendments in the Bill Of Rights.

USE LOGIC !

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Mar 24, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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As you well know, I'm not a Republican.:)
Right, you just support all the Republican policies, but you're not a Republican (wink, wink)....

Since: Mar 09

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#22 Mar 24, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Marriage does NOT fall under the contract clause, allowing the federal government to "regulate it". It is the purview of teh states as per the Bill Of Rights' 10th Amendment.
And all states MUST legally recognize ALL the acts of all other states under the "full faith adn credit clause" found in Article V. of the U.S. Constitution.
Saying that the federal government can regulate ANYTHING under the contracts cluase, renders the Bill Of Rights meaningless. And since each amendment in the Bill Of Rights was ratified AFTER the ratification of teh U.S. Constitution, the Bill Of Rights therefore supersedes the commerce clause, and anything else existing in the U.S. Constitution prior to the ratifications of teh amendments in the Bill Of Rights.
USE LOGIC !
I was referring to the Commerce Clause.

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