Defense of Marriage Act – The justification

edenguy edenguy
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines “marriage” as a legal union between man and a woman for purposes of federal law. DOMA also provides that federal benefits and duties accompanying marriage extend only to those relationships.

What do you think about DOMA?

If you oppose DOMA, why do you oppose it? Is it beyond the power of the federal government? Does it discriminate? Both?

Those for DOMA, are there legitimate reasons to single out single out SSM to achieve a legitimate government purpose?
08/12/2012
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Experiment Experiment
Quote:
Originally posted by edenguy
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines “marriage” as a legal union between man and a woman for purposes of federal law. DOMA also provides that federal benefits and duties accompanying marriage extend only to those relationships.

What do ... More
Personally, I don't think religions should be forced to recognize gay marriage. I know people who petition the catholic church to allow it, and I think that's silly. They have every right to make that decisions.

I'm all for people being allowed to decide themselves about the religous/spiritual union of gay couples.

However, in the area of legal union, it's all about the law

The US government does not have that right to discriminate and needs to expand marriage to include the legal union of same sex couples
08/12/2012
Experiment Experiment
Quote:
Originally posted by edenguy
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines “marriage” as a legal union between man and a woman for purposes of federal law. DOMA also provides that federal benefits and duties accompanying marriage extend only to those relationships.

What do ... More
Personally, I don't think religions should be forced to recognize gay marriage. I know people who petition the catholic church to allow it, and I think that's silly. They have every right to make that decisions.

I'm all for people being allowed to decide themselves about the religous/spiritual union of gay couples.

However, in the area of legal union, it's all about the law

The US government does not have that right to discriminate and needs to expand marriage to include the legal union of same sex couples
08/12/2012
edenguy edenguy
Quote:
Originally posted by Experiment
Personally, I don't think religions should be forced to recognize gay marriage. I know people who petition the catholic church to allow it, and I think that's silly. They have every right to make that decisions.

I'm all for people ... More
“Personally, I don't think religions should be forced to recognize gay marriage.”

To recognize, or perform?
08/13/2012
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