Posts Tagged ‘ marriage apartheid ’

Room for disagreement on gay marriage

February 28, 2011
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Reason Reason
by Steve Chapman  

"DOMA passed in 1996, when it looked as if Hawaii would let gay couples marry. If opponents of gay marriage couldn't prevent a state from enacting it, they figured, they could impede and stigmatize it by singling out same-sex partners for inferior treatment by U.S. government agencies. For anyone attached to our constitutional tradition and federalist framework, this policy is a mistake for two reasons: It thrusts the national government into a matter where it has no business, and it enforces an irksome uniformity on states with diverse mores and cultures." (02/28/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/02/28/room-for-disagreement-on-gay-m  

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The true colors of Ron Paul

February 28, 2011
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Classically Liberal
by CLS  

"The one thing Ron Paul wants from libertarians are campaign contributions. But he is not one of us. He is a paleo-conservative. He is not a libertarian. He has never been a libertarian. He is libertarian on some issues, but then even Obama is libertarian on some issues: DOMA being one of them. The one thing Ronnie wants from libertarians is their money, not their principles." (02/27/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4srjwnf  

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Is DOMA dead?

February 27, 2011
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The Nation
by E.J. Graff  

"On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder stunned lesbians and gay men and allies by announcing that the Obama administration will no longer defend Section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). For those who saw only the headlines, the immediate question was: is DOMA, the 1996 law limits marriage, for purposes of the federal government, to one man and one woman, dead? The short answer: no." (02/25/11)

http://www.thenation.com/article/158862/doma-dead  

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MD: Senate OKs same-sex marriage

February 24, 2011
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USA Today    

"The Maryland Senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, the Associated Press reports. The bill heads to the state House. The bill would extend full marriage rights to same-sex couples. It includes protections for religious institutions or groups that do not want to educate or provide insurance coverage to same-sex couples." (02/24/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4lb6u5n  

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It’s not its business

February 24, 2011
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The American Spectator
by Aaron Goldstein  

"Whether you believe in the traditional definition of marriage or whether you believe that marriage should be broadened to include same-sex couples, it is a question that ought to be settled at a local, county, and state level. If Maryland's legislature decides to recognize same-sex marriage then fine. If voters in Maine decide in favor of traditional marriage then also fine." [editor's note: How about "settling" it at the level of the people who choose to engage, or not engage, in it? - TLK] (02/24/11)

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/02/24/its-not-its-business  

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Obama regime drops defense of federal marriage apartheid law

February 23, 2011
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San Francisco Chronicle    

"The Obama administration said it won't defend the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act defining marriage as being between a man and a woman in two lawsuits in federal courts in New York and Connecticut. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his position in a letter today to John A. Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives." (02/23/11)

 

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HI: Abercrombie signs civil unions into law

February 23, 2011
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette    

"Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed same-sex civil unions into law today, calling it 'a triumph for everyone' that gay and lesbian couples will have the same state rights as married partners. Civil unions in the Rainbow State would start Jan. 1, 2012, making Hawaii the seventh state to permit civil unions or similar legal recognitions for gay couples." (02/23/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4sc8439  

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CA: Same-sex couples urge immediate resumption of marriages

February 23, 2011
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San Jose Mercury News    

"Same-sex couples asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to lift a stay on a federal judge's ruling last year striking down California's ban on gay marriage. In court papers filed with the 9th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals, lawyers for same-sex couples argue that the legal battle over Proposition 8 has become so protracted that it is further depriving gays and lesbians of their constitutional rights." (02/23/11)

http://www.mercurynews.com/samesexmarriage/ci_17461944  

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CA: Court to decide on Proposition 8 delay

February 17, 2011
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The Christian Science Monitor    

"The latest question in California’s ongoing legal battle over same-sex marriage is now in the hands of the California Supreme Court. [The state's] highest court announced Wednesday it would decide if the original sponsors of Proposition 8 -- which banned same-sex marriage in California in 2008, then was subsequently overturned in federal court –- have the legal standing to defend the measure." (02/17/11)

http://tinyurl.com/6a64s9p  

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Hawaii: Legislature approves same-sex civil unions

February 16, 2011
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MSNBC    

"Hawaii lawmakers Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would allow civil unions for same-sex couples. Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office says he intends to sign the bill into law within 10 days. Civil unions would begin Jan. 1, 2012." (02/16/11)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41630515/ns/us_news-life/  

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The case for gay marriage

January 5, 2011
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The Libertarian Enterprise
by R. Smith  

"Marriage equality is more important than many Americans think, and no constitutionally-sound argument has been made to date against the legalization of same-sex marriage." (01/02/11)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2011/tle601-20110101-04.html  

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