Another victory for advocates of marriage equality

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On Tuesday, a Second Circuit court judge ruled that the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act violates the equal protection in the Constitution, and thus should be overturned. As Judge Vanessa Bryant – who is a Bush appointee – argued that “no conceivable rational basis exists for the provision.”

Judge Bryant’s ruling is just the latest in a string of recent court rulings overturning DOMA. Yet Republicans continue to cling to discrimination. Speaker of the House John Boehner is still using taxpayer dollars to defend DOMA in courts.

Time for the dinosaurs in the Republican Party to evolve and embrace marriage equality in the 21st century.

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Nature speaks against the illness of homosexuality.

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Nature speaks against the illness of homosexuality.

Dozens of species demonstrate homosexual behavior and it hasn't caused a mass (or any other kind of) extinction yet. Your statement is both willfully ignorant and hateful.

Tell me which poses a greater threat to humanity, homosexuality or bigotry? Go...

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Nature speaks against the illness of homosexuality.

Much of nature eats it's own family members when they're hungry as well. Go live in a swamp where you'll be much happier.

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Complaints about nature this or that aside. Gay marriage doesn't serve the greater interest of society. This is merely appreasing the feelings of a minority group.

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Let the people vote on it. The record is what, 32 to nothing?

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Quote Capital1:

Complaints about nature this or that aside. Gay marriage doesn't serve the greater interest of society. This is merely appreasing the feelings of a minority group.

Kind of like taxes on the top 1%.

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First and foremost, "Marraige" is a contract between two people with religion being the binding arbitrator. Marriage is a religous institution, and if one belives in the "wall" between church and state, then one should be readily agreeable to the fact that our government has no place in dealing with such an issue. However, due to the fact that government has stuck it's nose in a religous agreement, civil unions should be allowed for everyone whether they be hetero- or homo- sexual. Civil unions are the LEGAL agreement two people enter into.....marriage is just a formaility of religion.

As such, the government has no place telling a church who they can or can not marry (church can say one thing but government can say another.....look at polygamy for instance). On that same hand, churches have no business telling the government who can or can not enter into a civil union in accordance to the law regarding such activities.

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