Post by freespiritmuse on Jun 26, 2013 18:52:24 GMT -5
Among the most prominent voices to hail the Supreme Court's decision calling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional was the Democratic president who signed it into law: Bill Clinton.
"By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union," said the former president in a joint statement with his wife, the former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. "We are also encouraged that marriage equality may soon return to California."
Post by freespiritmuse on Jun 26, 2013 19:00:13 GMT -5
What's wrong with these clowns? Can't they ever disagree with something or just state their beliefs without going over the edge with the drama?
Glenn Beck, Rand Paul Wonder If Gay Marriage Rulings Will Lead To Polygamy, Zoophilia
During an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in the wake of Wednesday’s historic rulings regarding two contentious cases relating to the legality of gay marriage in the United States, conservative radio host Glenn Beck revealed that he was “very concerned” by those rulings. Beck said that he could envision a time in which the Court’s rulings on gay marriage could lead to the legalization of polygamy for, for example, a “devout Muslim.” Paul added that he could envision a possible legal case involving animal-human marriage as well.
Beck began by saying he did not care whether two adults, gay or straight, get married. However, he said he was “very concerned” about how changing the definition of marriage would play out in the courts.
Post by walmartramen on Jun 26, 2013 20:50:04 GMT -5
Well I guess many are free!!!!! "In a dramatic slap at congressional authority, a divided Supreme Court has struck down a key part of a law that denies to legally married same-sex couples the same federal benefits provided to heterosexual spouses.
The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The vote Wednesday was 5-4.
"Although Congress has great authority to design laws to fit its own conception of sound national policy, it cannot deny the liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment," said Justice Anthony Kennedy. He was supported by four more liberal colleagues: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan." www.cnn.com/2013/06/26/politics/scotus-same-sex-doma/index.html?hpt=hp_t1