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Will Democrats End Marriage As We Know It?

DCM in FL Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 12:10 PM
Fair enough. You seem like a smart guy, and more open-minded than many, but I see I'm sometimes having a hard time telling just where you're coming from.

When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed in Congress in 1996, the vote was bi-partisan and overwhelming. In the House, the tally was 342-67. Only the farthest left of Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted against it. A majority of Democrats supported marriage. In the Senate, the vote was even more lopsided and bi-partisan, 85-14. Again, most Democrats backed marriage. In both houses of Congress, the DOMA passed with such strong margins that President Clinton could clearly see the measure had better than "veto strength." That is, if he had vetoed the Defense of Marriage Act, Congress could have...