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...
Our President changed his position on the recipe for marriage. He never gave a reason. As opposed to his old position, same-sex couples are now forced to abandon gay pride and adopt the straight label. 99% of homosexuals won't take on straight nomenclature. This is a huge set back.
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