|Time Magazine cover says " Gay Marriage already won"|
is it more about Taxes than Civil Rights?
Well , Ed Schultz said it right. " I find it ironic in the holiest week of the year in the Christian faith, this is what the Supreme Court is talking about, **Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. " Marriage is, in fact, a civil AND religious status. Unfortunately, our country historically made the mistake of codifying religious status into civil statute AND even awarded ministers and priests CIVIL authority to grant that status. My self can't believe how our government wastes it's own self in legal matters . Reason DOMA became a law is because the Dems convinced the stupid Republicans that they would vote for this, but would not vote for a Constitutional amendment. Now you can see how trustworthy a liberal is. There is always a legal catch-22 . ## I believe that it's not the governments job to regulate marriage , nor it as much to sanction religion . When President Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law in 1996, after it passed overwhelmingly in Congress -- by a 6-1 margin in the Senate and 342 to 67 in the House. Of those 85 votes in the Senate, 32 came from Democrats. (Who knew so many were right wingers?!). Over in the House, more than a third of the votes, 118, were cast by Democrats. (Ditto!) The Democrats of today cannot claim to be the historic pioneers of the emancipation of slaves, nor of women’s rights: their entire history is devoid of the pursuit or defense of freedom. So in recent years, Democrats have hijacked traditionally conservative values and achievements, specifically “civil rights” and “freedom.” This was not only to gain more power and influence among the populace, but to cloak one cause in particular – gay marriage. This has led conservatives to believe gay marriage is a conservative cause because it promotes freedom. This has also led Americans to believe that gay rights are akin to civil rights by conflating the black struggle during the civil rights movement to the homosexual’s struggle for gay marriage. Only, the civil rights struggle and the “struggle” for gay marriage are incomparable, and gay marriage does NOT promote freedom. SO no one is seeing the obvious connection in how uncle sam is also going to be collecting MORE taxes from all of these gay couples if this actually passes while they continue to cut benefits scross the board for everyone? This is actually about money people (as usual) not rights, plenty of examples throughout history of this including how the Rockefellers actually FUNDED the Women's liberation movement back in the 70's NOT to give women more rights as is claimed but in order to tax the women half of the population and further indoctrinate our children into government sponsored thinking all while breaking up the family..all part of more devious agendas here and gay 'rights' are no exception. If the gov. doesn't serve to profit in some way shape or form they really wouldn't care or even be considering something that AT THE VERY LEAST should be decided ON THE STATE LEVEL not the FEDERAL LEVEL....systematic demoralization and 'fleecing of the flock' is happening as we speak and gay rights are the biggest hot button issue the supreme court can spend it's time on . Yes it's all about Taxes .
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** A lot of Obama/Yes-on-8 voters? The Associated Press exit polls showed that African Americans and Latinos backed Proposition 8 in good numbers. Details here from AP:
California's black and Latino voters, who turned out in droves for Barack Obama, also provided key support in favor of the state's same-sex marriage ban. Seven in 10 black voters backed a successful ballot measure to overturn the California Supreme Court's May decision allowing same-sex marriage, according to exit polls for The Associated Press.More than half of Latino voters supported Proposition 8, while whites were split. Religious groups led the tightly organized campaign for the measure, and religious voters were decisive in getting it passed. Of the seven in 10 voters who described themselves as Christian, two-thirds backed the initiative. Married voters and voters with children strongly supported Proposition 8. Unmarried voters were heavily opposed.
## The legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage in the United States are complicated by the nation's federal system of government. Prior to 1996, the federal government did not define marriage; any marriage recognized by a state was recognized by the federal government, even if that marriage was not recognized by one or more other states (as was the case with interracial marriage before 1967 due to anti-miscegenation laws). With the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996, a marriage was explicitly defined in federal law as a union of one man and one woman.