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DOMA STruck Down by SCOTUS

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Zaac, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

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    Well it is what it is.

    Preach the word!!!

     
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  2. Tom Bryant

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    Yes and preach that marriage is between a man and a woman as the Word clearly states.
     
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    The post title isn't entirely accurate. Only the portion of DOMA that bars same-sex couples from collecting benefits under federal guidelines (insurance, death benefits, etc.) is struck down. The portion that allows states to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in other states remains.
     
  4. Crabtownboy

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    On Kennedy's reasoning:

    This was a ruling on legality not morality.
     
  5. sag38

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    Crabby, how can you separate the two? Are they not two side of the same coin. Are not most laws no matter their focus or intent based upon some standard of right and wrong?
     
  6. Zaac

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    It still seemingly opens the door for people to make marriage into whatever they want.
     
  7. Tom Bryant

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    Absolutely! Watch who is celebrating the victory and understand that it is about both. We are accepting what God condemns.
     
  8. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    While I agree with your sentiment I have to say that legality and morality do not necessarily have much to do with each other. It would be nice if they did. There is nothing new about laws not abiding to morality.

    For example:

    The Separate but Equal Laws were legal until ruled illegal, but always immoral.

    The Constitution, the 3/5 compromise was legal until it was changed, but it was always immoral.

    FDR's executive order 9066 that resulted in the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent was legal, but immoral.

    A pharmacists refusing to fulfill prescriptions for the "morning after pill" may be morally correct, but may be committing an illegal act.

    Slavery was legal, but always immoral.

     
  9. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    That's because the law is not based on morality. Morality should never figure into constitutional interpretation.
     
  10. Revmitchell

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    All law, constitutional or otherwise, is based on morality.
     
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    Not its interpretation, only its motivation.
     
  12. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying that all laws, as long as they are deemed legal, are moral?
     
  13. Salty

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    for the most part - yes .
    for example - would term limits be based on morality? There are other examples as well
     
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