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Old 06-12-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Gay Rights Groups Irate After Obama Administration Lauds Defense Of Marriage Act | Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama claimed "we need to fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act," which says states are not required to recognize other states' same-sex marriages.
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That was then. This week, the Obama administration is facing the ire of gay rights groups after it filed a brief in California federal court defending the Defense of Marriage Act and calling it a "valid exercise of Congress' power" that is saving taxpayers money.
This must be extremely disappointing for his homosexual supporters. I'm sure they truly believed him.



It seems some wording in the brief filed by obama's DOJ has further incensed the gay community with his reference to incest.

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It is an outright lie to suggest that the DOJ had no choice... Where in the law does it say that Obama was required to compare gay marriage to incest?
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(Legally speaking, the DOJ didn't compare gay marriage to incest, and that word doesn't appear in the brief. What it did was make a lawyerly argument that "the courts have widely held that certain marriages performed elsewhere need not be given effect," including not recognizing a marriage of an uncle to a niece that took place in Italy, "because they conflicted with the public policy of the forum.")
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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"The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. It doesn't prohibit same-sex marriages; instead, it says that no state "shall be required" to honor same-sex marriages taking place elsewhere or any "right or claim arising from such relationship."


OP, I thought you were for states rights?
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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We are not talking about my opinion.

We are highlighting the differences between candidate obama and prez obama.

He made a lot of promises to the gay community, DOMA, Don't ask, don't tell.

I think they are beginning to understand exactly what all that HopeNChange BS was all about.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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"The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. It doesn't prohibit same-sex marriages; instead, it says that no state "shall be required" to honor same-sex marriages taking place elsewhere or any "right or claim arising from such relationship."


OP, I thought you were for states rights?
She's only for states rights as long as it has an anti-obama agenda. You know, like when Sanford wouldn't accept the Stimulus funds for the citizens of S.C.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Priceless ...

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The surprise should be that some supporters seem to have confused a politician's campaign promises with his actual policies.
Gay Rights Groups Irate After Obama Administration Lauds Defense Of Marriage Act | Political Hotsheet - CBS News
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That's OK. He just "changed his mind" after he got elected as he did on other items.

Those with power will get their promises kept. The rest of us will get a bone tossed to us every once in a while.

Someone is keeping track:

PolitiFact | The Obameter: Obama's Campaign Promises that are Promise Broken
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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We are not talking about my opinion.
So you're just an opportunist..ok
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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How does the Left and the homosexual community feel about obama's double cross? I can understand why you wouldn't want to discuss such a thing, seeing as how it makes him look like the lying, fraud of a hypocrite most of us realized he was/is.

I guess this is another issue where the Left grounds their integrity into the dirt in defense of their messiah.

We knew that as well - as long a a democrat is doing it, it matters not a bit.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Say..you Obama supporters need a bit more than one liners here. These are promises he made to specific groups and has now done an about face.

Something he promised made you vote for him..has he kept it ?
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Something he promised made you vote for him..has he kept it ?
Surely you don't expect an answer?
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