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...
DMC: Innocent in that they have not engaged in the act that had angered this temperamental deity and I mentioned children as they are the most venerable members of society and therefore suffer the most when this deity “weighs in” as Gabriela said. And as a Catholic, I believe in the One True God. You frequently clutch at straws in your attempts to make an argument.
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