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Mr. Clinton, You Are Wrong About Overturning DOMA

Anonymous2834 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:23 PM
If specifying opposite genders for marriage is discriminatory, then are not consanguinity laws and age of consent laws also discriminatory? Where does this madness end?
Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 4:20 PM
To authorize a legal contract the person must be an adult. Slippery slope argument is not valid.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 6:34 PM
And the close relative requirement?
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:34 PM
Its a shade more complicated than that, because the answer is different depending on whether the federal or state government is doing the recognizing. If the issue is federal recognition, your examples may prove instructive. First cousins can marry in ALabama. They cannot in Iowa. The federal government has to recognize the marriages of first cousins in Alabama. In Texas, a 13 year old girl can be married. In Iowa, she can't. Bu tthe federal government has to recognize that 13 year old's marriage.
Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:36 PM
Unless there's a law passed and signed by Slick Willy.
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:40 PM
Well, that is kind of the issue, isn't it.

Conservatives tend to forget that if the government can pick and choose whihc marraiges it can recognize, it could conceivably decide that ONLY gay marraiges are valid.
Stacey23 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:46 PM
You know what Jack, that is actually a very valid point.
Stacey23 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:28 PM
Exactly. Why should one group gain acceptance and another group not gain acceptance? Treading on very thin ice.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:28 PM
"Discrimination for thee, but not for me," is the Gaystapo motto.

Dear Mr. Clinton, with all respect to the office of the president which you held for 8 years, I must say that it is not just ironic that you are now asking the Supreme Court to overturn the legislation you signed into law 17 years ago. It is downright tragic.

In your March 7th editorial for the Washington Post, you wrote that although it “was only 17 years ago” when you signed the Defense of Marriage Act, “it was a very different time.”

May I ask you, sir, if 17 years have changed the nature of men and women, of...