MS Won't Allow A Dead Man's Husband To Sue His Racist Murderers

Sep 8, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Queerty

And even if Mr. Anderson and his partner possessed a valid but foreign civil marriage contract , DOMA would excuse the feds from compelling Mississippi to respect that civil contract because the contract was entered into by gay persons, by their identity gay persons lack the capacity to enter such a contract, because a law that uniquely and ... (more)

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“Created Equal”

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Yet another reason that DOMA has to go. does anyone seriously believe that a federal law prohibiting the federal government itself from protecting the civil rights of LGBT couples is "really" a statute that protects heterosexual marriages?

Protects them from what, pray tell? How does civil rights protection for a gay couple endanger Michele and Marcus Bachmann, for instance?(Apart from the fact that Marcus is a big ol' closet queen?)

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The people who keep repeating that we can obtain all of our rights by visiting a lawyer and signing papers know they are lying. When are journalists going to start throwing situations like this in their faces when they repeat those lies?

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This is so wrong.

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nhjeff wrote:
The people who keep repeating that we can obtain all of our rights by visiting a lawyer and signing papers know they are lying. When are journalists going to start throwing situations like this in their faces when they repeat those lies?
Right. The problem is, if one group is automatically entitled to legal rights, yet the other group must fill out a stack of forms and pay a lawyer in order to obtain those same rights, then it is not equality.

And even a durable power of attorney would not have given the spouse legal standing in a civil suit in this case. It's debatable whether a civil union would either.

So I say again, as I have since 1996, DOMA is unconstitutional under the equal protection clause, and it must go!
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Can anyone explain to me why any self respecting GLTB would want to live in a shithole like Mississippi in the first place?

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Sgt Common Sense wrote:
Can anyone explain to me why any self respecting GLTB would want to live in a shithole like Mississippi in the first place?
Because we're everywhere.

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