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Senate To Consider DOMA Repeal Bill Next Week

There are 48 comments on the www.ontopmag.com story from Jul 13, 2011, titled Senate To Consider DOMA Repeal Bill Next Week. In it, www.ontopmag.com reports that:

Next week, a U.S. Senate committee will hold a first-ever hearing on repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act , the 1996 law that bars federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.

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“IBM had it right: "Think"”

Since: Mar 07

SF Bay Area Suburbs

#43 Jul 14, 2011
hoodathunkit wrote:
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DOMA passed both houses of congress with over 85% of the vote. Had congress pushed through a federal amendment at that time in history, it most likely would have been ratified by the states. Considering that the political climate today is far different than it was in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, it probably wouldn't have been that hard to get a simple majority vote in the congresses of enough states to ratifiy a federal marriage amendment. However, since Clinton signed DOMA and stopped the momentum in congress to pass a federal amendment, we will never know just how many states would have ratified it. Most of the state marriage amendments were passed in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and the last one passed in 2008.
DOMA as amendment wouldn't have passed, even in 1996. A statutory ban was a cheap political action. Amendments are much harder than the mere number of a 2/3 vote would suggest.
Sal

Grand Rapids, MI

#44 Jul 14, 2011
yea

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#45 Jul 14, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
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From my cold, dead hands.....
One can only hope...

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#46 Jul 14, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
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Fascism is NOT "a right wing ideology". From dictionary.com : "a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc."
Fascism can and does exist in left wing dictatorships, such as communist Cuba or communist China, as much as it can exist in right-wing dictatorships.
YOU are a fascist socialist.
Give me a flying flippin break.

YOU ARE A HUGE FAN OF THE TEA PARTY, YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN.

Deal with it.

Deal with putting all your hopes into a party that wants to "cure" you.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#47 Jul 15, 2011
McMike wrote:
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Give me a flying flippin break.
YOU ARE A HUGE FAN OF THE TEA PARTY, YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN.
Deal with it.
Deal with putting all your hopes into a party that wants to "cure" you.
He has frequently posted that he wants Bachmann/Palin in 2012. He also switches churches. He says he's Lutheran and then later attacks Obama claiming Obama is a member of his church as well. It's best just to feed the troll icons.
Stop The DREAM Act

United States

#48 Jul 21, 2011
Ron Paul For President or Fall of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!! http://www.commieblaster.com/

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#49 Jul 21, 2011
Stop The DREAM Act wrote:
Ron Paul For President or Fall of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!! http://www.commieblaster.com/
Bummer, considering that Paul has a better chance of becoming Miss America or winning the Best Rap Artist Grammy than he ever does of EVER being elected President, I guess we be doomed.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#50 Jul 21, 2011
Stop The DREAM Act wrote:
Ron Paul For President or Fall of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!! http://www.commieblaster.com/
Ron Paul On Gay Marriage
http://www.queerty.com/ron-paul-on-gay-marria...

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