Are DOMA’s days numbered?

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On Wednesday – a district court in Northern California struck down the Defense of Marriage Act – the federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman. Judge Jeffrey White – a Bush appointee – ruled against DOMA – arguing that it violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection clause.

Last year – President Obama announced his legal team would no longer be defending DOMA – but Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has vowed to continue fighting to keep the discriminatory law – and is using taxpayer dollars to hire expensive lawyers. It’s pretty clear who is standing up for equal rights for all Americans – and who isn’t.

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Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am


I hate these types of non-issues. We have so many more pressing real issues that affect everybody: global warming, peak oil, water scarcity, crop failures, impending war, employment, I just can't get interested in these ridiculous moralistic issues. Sorry but people who want to get married shouldn't have to worry about what other people think. Let them be. Live and let live.

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Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

That is why it was always DUMBA to pass DOMA. Defending marriage against gays and lesbians is ironically hysterical when we look at how heterosexuals have abused it. Marriage is tough and needs no defense from these bigots.

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Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

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