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Mr. Clinton, You Are Wrong About Overturning DOMA

Stacey23 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:38 PM
Can you provide a single valid reason why they should get legally married?
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 4:19 PM
Your personal religious beliefs are irrelevant to this issue. The question is what should our government do. You personally do not have to approve of anyone's gay marraige. Nor do you , as an individual, have to accept that two men or two women are married.
But the government is different. I have to accept many many decision by the government of which I do not morally approve. We ALL do. That is the nature of the social contract, the very nature of our nation.
Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 4:08 PM
Stacy23 Wrote:
Jack, as followers of Jesus Christ, we do treat everyone equally. The point is we do not want to be forced to put our stamp of approval on something we believe to be immoral.
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That is a religious reason. That is not a valid reason why the law should exclude certain individuals the protection of legal marriage. There is such a thing as Separation of Church and State.
Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 4:06 PM
Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 4:06 PM
Two people that are in a loving relationship that want the same benefits that apply to all other legally married couples. = Valid reason.
Stacey23 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:58 PM
Jack, as followers of Jesus Christ, we do treat everyone equally. The point is we do not want to be forced to put our stamp of approval on something we believe to be immoral.
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:45 PM
Stacy, I can.

If for no other reason, it should happen so all American can be treated equally and that is a value in and of itself.

Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:40 PM
Yes Stacey23. It's the change advocate that is required to present their reason.

Dear Mr. Clinton, with all respect to the office of the president which you held for 8 years, I must say that it is not just ironic that you are now asking the Supreme Court to overturn the legislation you signed into law 17 years ago. It is downright tragic.

In your March 7th editorial for the Washington Post, you wrote that although it “was only 17 years ago” when you signed the Defense of Marriage Act, “it was a very different time.”

May I ask you, sir, if 17 years have changed the nature of men and women, of...