Dems' New National Platform Opposes Defense of Marriage Act

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=33989

    Dems' New National Platform Opposes Defense of Marriage Act

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008
    By Josiah Ryan, Staff Writer

    (CNSNews.com) – The 2008 Democratic Party platform draft, which will be submitted to delegates at the Democratic National Convention for approval later this month, expresses opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he wants to repeal.

    “We will enact a comprehensive bipartisan employment non-discrimination act,” says the platform draft. “We oppose the Defense of Marriage Act and all attempts to use this issue to divide us.”

    DOMA defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, DOMA protects states from having to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in other states as they ordinarily would be required to do under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the Constitution.

    Ordinarily, under that clause, states are required to recognize "the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State."

    SNIP

    One-hundred-and-fifty Democratic members of Congress voted in favor of DOMA in 1996.
     
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    Good! All you NeoCons should be against any end run around the Constitution.

    All you WalMart haters should a comprehensive bipartisan employment non-discrimination act.
     
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    Well duh, we know that Bill and the rest of the Dem's would be opposed to the defense of marriage act. We would expect no less from the left.
     
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    I am not sure platforms are worth the paper they are printed on once a party is in power. It seems the platform is quickly forgotten once a person is in office. So, I put no importance on the platform of either party.
     
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    In this case the platform accurately reflects the beliefs and stated desire of the dems wannabe president, Obama.
     
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    Nice attempt to downplay Obama's perversion.
     
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    The DOMA is an unconstitutional sham attempt to slap a band-aid on cancer. What we need is a constitutional amendment. Nothing else will suffice.
     
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    I'm a dues paying Libertarian, card carrying ACLUer and paid 25 bucks to join the AFL-CIO. I've never given a dime to either major party.
     
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    The AFL-CIO and the ACLU did and does. So your assistance is through them whether you want to admit it or not.
     

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