Gay couples blast federal Defense of Marriage Act

  • metta

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    Nov 17, 2009 10:59 PM GMT



    Gay couples blast federal Defense of Marriage Act

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091117/ap_on_re_us/us_gay_marriage_benefits_1
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    Nov 17, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    It's noble, but doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell with the US Supreme Court as presently configured. It's logical, it's based on sound arguments, but the majority of Republican Justices will never agree to it.

    This is better brought to the court in 5 years or more, when (God willing) a second Democratic Presidency will be able to replace anti-gay Republican Justices. No Republican bigots are likely to leave the Supreme Court during Obama's first term.

    The risk with this is that the Supreme Court will rule against the petitioners, as it is likely to do, and set an anti-gay precedent. The Court is always swayed by its own past rulings, reluctant to reverse past opinions. So that an anti-gay ruling now will be echoed for decades to come. I wonder if any gay activists have any concept of political strategy?
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    Nov 17, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    It has little chance because Congress will on break most of the rest of this year and they are busy with Healthcare and military budget concerns.

    I’m still waiting for the fallout on the unconstitutional ruling here in Texas.
  • metta

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    Nov 18, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    The Democrats only technically control the House. They don't actually control it because many of them from the South are not really Democrats: aka Blue Dog Democrats. They are really Republicans that run as Democrats because of the history of Republicans and Democrats in the South.
  • Anto

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    Nov 18, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    Obama doesn't support gay marriage.
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    Nov 18, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    Anto saidObama doesn't support gay marriage.
    Well he is not supposed to support DOMA either.