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Defense of Marriage Act Before SCOTUS Wednesday

get real4 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 1:10 PM
There are a number of issues with your argument, but I'll keep it simple. The threat to marriage is not that homosexuals marry. The threat is that if they force status as a protected class, they will then be able to start forcing their ideology on others, e.g. forcing churches to ordain homosexual pastors, forcing private institutions to recognize same-sex marriages, etc.

Yesterday the Supreme Court Justices heard arguments about California's Prop 8, legislation legalizing gay marriage in California, which was voted down by California residents. As Guy wrote, it looks as though the Justices may dismiss that case all together. Meanwhile, the Justices will hear arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday. DOMA defines marriage on a federal level as being between one man and one woman.

A section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act says marriage may only be a relationship between a man and a woman for purposes of federal law, regardless of...

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