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...
Why would a same sex marriage not include monogamy? And why would it be less demanding. Otherwise, you refer to propagation which reduces relationships to nothing more than the breeding of livestock. My desire to have children had nothing to do with benefiting society. Furthermore, none of this addresses the issue that same-sex couplings cannot be considered as being of the same value as the real thing. Devaluating once marriage through things like infidelity is an individual choice that many heterosexuals make.
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