One step forward, two steps back for Republicans: Boehner and DoMA

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    So Republicans make these huge gains in the last election based on what appears to be the sentiment by many that government is simply getting to big and spending too much. Should have told republicans it's time to work on shrinking government, right?

    So what does Boehner in his infinite wisdom decide to make a priority? the Defense of Marriage Act. Are you kidding? Why don't you just head out back, shoot yourself in the foot instead, and call it even. Talk about stupid strategy. You aren't going to win over the masses with that one. I guess they are content to remain the part of old, conservative (small c) white people.
     
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    Shrinking government and managing spending is only part of the agenda bernie. You lefties need to quit whining. You are still free to live with any species you chose and you still have the senate and the president not to mention the gay minority in the house.
     
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    Good luck to Mr Boehner

    You passed this monstrosity of a law....why don't you pay to defend its Constitutionality in court?

    Why should the taxpayers have to pay for your grandstanding?
     
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    how dumb.

    They have been working on spending as the priority.

    The defense of marriage is a waste of time though. But he has to keep the bible thumpers happy.

    I still haven't found anywhere in the Constitution where they talk about weddings. If a state wants to say no, they need to vote on a law that says so. However the Fed gov needs to follow the Constitution.
     
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    When did homosexuals become "the masses?"
     
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    Mini,

    Bern80 didn't say that homosexuals were "the masses", he said "win over the masses".

    Since in the last two referendums on Same-sex Civil Marriage had 47-48% of the vote supporting Same-sex Civil Marriage its pretty accurate to indicated that there are large numbers of people supporting equal treatment of same-sex couples under civil law. Not all of those supporters are homosexuals.



    BTW - I support the repeal of DOMA which targets only one type of marriage and for Congress to pass a replacement that provides that no state must recognize ANY Civil Marriage that conflicts with it's own state laws and that the Federal government will recognize ALL legal civil marriage entered into under state law.


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    so do i, it was a stupid piece of legislation
    i also support the government totally get out of the marriage business and stop "vesting powers" in religious leaders
     
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    DoMA is unconstitutional
     
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    Think about the CHILDREN!!!

    :lol:

    Cool sig vid. that had to take some time.
     
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    Lefty? LOL. You haven't been around here too long have ya.
     

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