DOMA ruled unconstitutional

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    BOSTON — An appeals court ruled Thursday that a law that denies a host of federal benefits to gay married couples is unconstitutional.

    The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against gay couples.

    The law was passed in 1996 at a time when it appeared Hawaii would legalize gay marriage. Since then, many states have instituted their own bans on gay marriage, while eight states have approved it, led by Massachusetts in 2004

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    Boston court: Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional - BostonHerald.com

    i guess the judges forgot to read the bible.

    :rofl:
     
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    yeap this is about rights and always has been.

    Gay peoples civil rights are being infringed and have been for the entire history of our country.
     
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    I guess they did. And everyone knows our country is based on the Bible....what the heck is wrong with them???????
     
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    "The couples argued that the power to define and regulate marriage had been left to the states for more than 200 years before Congress passed DOMA"

    gotta love real conservatism. :thup:
     
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    yet again the republican party stands on the WRONG side of history
     
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    Guess it was that damn racist, bigoted, hateful, homophobic DEMOCRAT president in 1996 that allowed DOMA to be passed...Bill Clinton.
     
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    The state can not legally infringe on someones civil rights.
     
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    no, he signed it.

    it was the asshat republican congress that ginned it up.

    try again
     
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    Yes he did. He learned the time was not yet right and he bowed to political necessity. I'm sure he's laughing now and thinking "I knew it wouldn't last."
     
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    How ironic.

    You blame Republicans for being on the "wrong side of history" for DOMA, which was passed in 1996 under a Democrat president:cuckoo:




    BTW, I'm against DOMA. I believe it is a state's right. Glad it's gonna be gone. Dumbass Democrat Bill Clinton shouldn't have let this pass anyway.
     

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