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Chicken Run

Max226 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 10:54 AM
DOMA is completely constitutional. There's nothing in the Constitution that prevents it. Further, the government does have a right to promote good behaviors that lead to success, health, and prosperity, though not necessarily through law alone. That being said, DOMA is really an attempt to check deviancy from being redefined. The issue really comes down to two things; does a distinct minority get to force the rest of society to accept their deviant lifestyle choices by redefining marriage, and what role does government have to promote a free society from descending down into permissiveness and licentiousness?
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 11:40 AM
Congress is SPECIFICALLY given the power to decide what Acts.Records,and proceedings of a state must be recognized by the other states and territories.
Article IV,Section I; read the ENTIRE section,not just the first part.

"and the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts,Records,and Proceedings shall be proved,and the Effect thereof."
tlynn Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 11:03 AM
" There's nothing in the Constitution that prevents it. "...In the case where something is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution, it is therefore not within the scope of the federal government, and falls within the perview of the states and the people.

Gay marriage, the Muppets, and a fast-food chicken franchise: what do they have to do with each other? Nope, it’s not about Bert and Ernie’s eating habits.

It’s a question of free speech amidst political disagreement.

Dan T. Cathy told a Christian news organization that his company, Chick-fil-A — founded by his father, S. Truett Cathy — supported the traditional, and quite Biblical, definition of “the family unit.” (Thankfully, the Bible doesn’t use the ugly term “family unit.”) The Southern-fried chicken fast-food chain and its management have long had this position. It’s not new. Indeed, this should surprise no...