Obama throws Gay community under the bus...

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    AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the truth: Obama defends DOMA in federal court. Says banning gay marriage is good for the federal budget. Invokes incest and marrying children.

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    Obama defends DOMA in federal court. Says banning gay marriage is good for the federal budget. Invokes incest and marrying children.

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    He actually argued that the courts shouldn't consider Loving v. Virginia, the miscegenation case in which the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban interracial marriages, when looking at gay civil rights cases. He told the court, in essence, that blacks deserve more civil rights than gays, that our civil rights are not on the same level.


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    There are actually a lot of compelling arguments on both sides of this. One one hand DOMA is the law, and Obama really should be upholding the law to the best of his ability. On the other hand some of the court arguments are somewhat shocking. There is actually a bit of a debate in the gay community over what to make of this.
     
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    i feel the same way, thats all i can say

     
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    You agree with the premise that gay marriage is similar to incest?
     
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    Blech this is sickening, although the site says it may have been written from an old Bush crony (figures) although I wish we'd hear an explanation from Barack.
     
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    no, that obama threw gays under the bus

     
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    Sort of...don't you think that its the presidents duty to uphold the law, whether he agrees with it or not?
     
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    Name one other BEHAVIOR - which is what homosexuality is - that recieves special constitutional protection twit.
     
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    Speech...

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    Check out your first amendment. Speech, assembly, and religious practice are all BEHAVIOURS that have special constitutional protection.
     
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