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Will Democrats End Marriage As We Know It?

Robert1824 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 8:52 PM
Marxists control the Democratic party ? Louie 13, you don't know what you're talking about . Allowing same sex marriage is not an "attack" on the family any more than allowing blacks and women to vote was an "attack" on white male voting rights . Liberals are NOT "anti-family . This notion is nothoing but a right-wing canard .

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...