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Obama Wants to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Comments

'I know the president has spoken now very forcefully against the Defense of Marriage Act as being highly discriminatory'. Continue Reading

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  1. teresa
    5 years ago

    Perhaps there is a method in Obama's madness, get rid of marriage as being between ONE man and ONE woman and then you can happily allow a man up to 4 wives. Perhaps this is the issue and gay rights are only being used to piggy back in this change.

  2. Jean
    5 years ago

    This makes sense:
    If the government wanted to or any other public or private working entity wanted to they could put in a universal clause as to who would be on someone's insurance policy or any other legal document either related or not related to the person.
    At the discretion of the law of course which would solve everyone's problems legally.
    You just sign a card with a federal, public or private entity regarding health insurance, usually this is all it takes if they wanted to put it into law without messing with the traditional current marriage status.
    Its like if you want to put a family member on your policy at work you could only this would left to the discretion of the people involved related or otherwise.
    As for leaving anything else to someone in a will you make it legal by going to a lawyer.

  3. Mark Patrick Orth
    5 years ago

    DOMA is blatantly discriminatory and must be abolished. As a federal employee, my partner is not entitled to health benefits that married heterosexual couples receive. We do not receive relocation expense reimbursement that other federal married couples receive when they relocate jobs, and we have no federally protected status. This is not a religous issue, it is a civil rights issue. To use religous beliefs to support discrimination is detestable. Children of gay/lesbian couples are directly impacted by the discriminatory practices the federal government continues under the current law.

  4. Debra
    5 years ago

    If this goes into effect as she suggests, you can pretty much kiss good order and discipline in the military goodbye, especially in the Navy where the men must share extremely tight quarters for many months at a time (without even the benefit of sunlight on some of our nuclear subs).

    Good order and discipline within the armed forces is what the USCMJ is SUPPOSED to be about-- not the latest social agenda, radical or otherwise, of the current White House administration. Of course, this is what we get when we put someone in charge who hasn't a clue what it even means to serve, not once, but three times in a row (Clinton the draft dodger, Bush II the rich kid gone AWOL rescued by Daddy's money and position, and Mr. It-never-even-crossed-my-mind-in-my-limited-life-experience Obama).

    It would be one thing if they simply hadn't ever served, but these men don't even demonstrate a basic understanding or respect for serving in the armed forces. The military is no place to try to make a social statement of inclusivity, no matter what you may believe about marriage or homosexuality.

  5. con-x
    5 years ago

    I believe that Obama is an awesome President but is amking a horrible decision by choosing to do away with the "Dont ask Dont tell" policy. If Obama is a Christian President then he needs to do things that represent him as a christian. I just believe that he lacks moral values.

    5 years ago

    This is only another indication of the radical agenda associated with a President whom I believe to me a closet Marxist. The trouble with repealing the Defense of Marrage Act and removing the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy from the military is, in my considered opinion, highly reflective of the moral laxity that charactertizes Obama and his entourage. The American electorate made a grave error in electing this person to this high office and all of us will have to endure the misery of his administration.

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