New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez Announces Support for DOMA Repeal Bill

  • metta

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    Dec 18, 2011 7:08 PM GMT

    New Jersey Senator Announces Support for DOMA Repeal Bill

    “Since my vote in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act 15 years ago, like tens of millions of Americans, I have reflected deeply and frequently about this issue,”

    “During this time, I have engaged in discussions about the issue of marriage equality with friends, family members, colleagues and of course, the people I serve in New Jersey,” he continued. “I have heard and listened to many different views. … But for me, this comes down to an issue of fundamental fairness. For me, this comes down to the principles I learned as the child of immigrants and that I cherish as an American: that we believe in equality for all people under the law.”

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/12/18/New_Jersey_Senator_Announces_Support_for_DOMA_Repeal_Bill/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 18, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    DOMA should have never been made federal law in the first place. What a horrendous and discriminatory piece of federal legislation. Repeal cannot come soon enough.
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    Dec 18, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    I totally believe in equal rights but marriage is a contract not a right. Gay people should be allowed to enter into contracts just like everyone else but their contracts should not retroactively change every marriage contract in existence. Most people aren't against gay marriage but they don't want their
    marriage contracts to be altered. We are already seeing court cases where marriage contracts are being disputed after the definition of marriage is changed retroactively.
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    Dec 18, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said Most people aren't against gay marriage but they don't want their
    marriage contracts to be altered. We are already seeing court cases where marriage contracts are being disputed after the definition of marriage is changed retroactively.
    WHAT?
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 18, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI totally believe in equal rights but marriage is a contract not a right. Gay people should be allowed to enter into contracts just like everyone else but their contracts should not retroactively change every marriage contract in existence. Most people aren't against gay marriage but they don't want their
    marriage contracts to be altered. We are already seeing court cases where marriage contracts are being disputed after the definition of marriage is changed retroactively.
    Ha ha ha Now this is funny. If you believe that marriage is a contract than you should never get married. WOw, you have a right to your opinion but jeeze did you have to make marriage sound more like a business deal than two people who love each that wants to spend the rest of there lives together?
  • KissTheSky

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    Dec 18, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI totally believe in equal rights but marriage is a contract not a right. Gay people should be allowed to enter into contracts just like everyone else but their contracts should not retroactively change every marriage contract in existence. Most people aren't against gay marriage but they don't want their
    marriage contracts to be altered. We are already seeing court cases where marriage contracts are being disputed after the definition of marriage is changed retroactively.


    How are straight people's "contracts" being altered?
    Same-sex marriage was recently legalized here in DC and guess what -- the straight people are just as married as they ever were.
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    Dec 18, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI totally believe in equal rights but marriage is a contract not a right. Gay people should be allowed to enter into contracts just like everyone else but their contracts should not retroactively change every marriage contract in existence. Most people aren't against gay marriage but they don't want their
    marriage contracts to be altered. We are already seeing court cases where marriage contracts are being disputed after the definition of marriage is changed retroactively.


    Put down the crack pipe, son.
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    Dec 19, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    to me...marriage is none of the government's business..outside of recording it and recognizing both parties as having rights to each other's assets,etc.it should not matter wether it's 2 men,2 women or a man and a woman.....