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: Yes, that is what you said yesterday and you have not supported that statement. Otherwise the implication was: Same sex marriage is NOT a threat to America or any one. It does not interfere with any one's rights. It does not interfere in any way with opposite sex couples getting married and raising families.
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