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Will Democrats End Marriage As We Know It?

MarkDeed Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 10:41 AM
Ken, if the title to your article doesn't make it clear, I don't know what will. We've got to get rid of this political "race" of people that think they have to follow their own "kind". I would bet my life that there are a large number of Democrats that believe marriage should be between a man and a woman but are afraid to vote outside their box.

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...