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Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (and ) is a United States federal law that allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.

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Please sit down before you read this. Trump has been LGBT friendly fo…
Passing a "Defense of Marriage" act because you are afraid of *** people is the ultimate example of being triggered.
I noticed a trend, as usual, she's got it backwards. Who voted against Defense of Marriage Act, oh yeah, it was Hi…
could be b/c of defense of marriage act/DOMA.U don't have to tell law enforcemen…
Appointment of ‘czars’ without Senate approval. Suing Arizona for enforcing fed law. Refusal to defend Defense of Marriage Act
What matters is the record. You can't call…
The Clintons, however, caused the Defense of Marriage Act keeping me from being equal citizen for dec…
Pandora's Box 21st Century . defense of marriage act
Here's some light reading for you. Republicans - immoral and hypocritical 😘
Defense of marriage act put absolutely nothing on the line
Anybody remember ?. Defense of Marriage Act. Suggested that *** marriage would destroy straight marriage
Why won't repeal the Defense of Marriage Act if he supports *** marriage? He is gam…
Oh please tell me how many Republicans voted for DOMA Defense of marriage act?
the AUTHOR of DOMA, Bob Barr, backs up what Hillary said. .
The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to pre...
Guess they've never heard of the Defense of Marriage Act...
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u know the one right? the Defense Of Marriage Act to ban *** marriage
fights and ignores Defense of Marriage Act, citizens attacked in Sanctuary Cities, scandal etc..
Halt U.S.' defining of marriage The author of the classic 1996 law now sees things differently.
This Fact Check piece, is a TOTAL LIE and completely OFF... . Here's the PROOF, that it is WRONG--
We are committed to protect and enforce the Defense of Marriage Act which is the law of the land.
actually I can. Defense of marriage act.
5. one of 67 votes against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples legally married.
voted against the Defense of Marriage Act while in the House of Representatives in 1996.
Don't even start with trump. Defense of Marriage Act ring a bell? Your husband created it you flip and flop on everything
What work has Hillary done for the LGBT-Community? Nothing. Her and Bill helped pass the homophobic Defense of Marriage Act.
Thank goodness Hillary has been so consistent on defense of marriage act & don't ask don't tell. A true stalwart.
Hillary supported Defense of Marriage Homophobic Act and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. She really defended them for decades
Standards? borders? No effective Raise the ceiling? No defense of Defense of Marriage Act? Conservatv?
Hillary 4 defense of marriage act Bernie not
Bill Clinton instituted DADT and signed the Defense of Marriage Act. Not exactly an advocate for *** rights
bring up minorities all you want I'm never going to vote for someone who supported the defense of marriage act
I voted against the Defense of Marriage Act 20 years ago, and I am glad to see the US make remarkable progress on LGBT rights since then.
strongly supported Defense of Marriage act, although she has since admitted her choice was wrong.
It Only Takes One to Have a Happy Marriage: . Defense is the first act of war. When people used to say, "Katie...
"When the dark side of the Clinton record from 1990s is raised—NAFTA, Defense Of Marriage Act, “welfare reform,”...
what about Clinton legacy in 1990s?defense of marriage act,3 strikes and your out?
.Nice try, but supported the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 & was anti till '03
...the effects of and trying to survive The Defense of Marriage Act and its effect on my immigration statues.
Despot Obama and his stooge Holder refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act. What's the difference, exactly?.
.Interesting analysis of First Amendment Defense Act by Walter Olson of How do you reply?
When Hillary was supporting passage of the Defense of Marriage Act, Bernie Sanders was voting against
I'm not sure why the LGBT community is all about Hilary. Her and Billy were major supporters of The Defense of Marriage act.
"Should Republicans really be rushing to endorse" the First Amendment Defense Act, of CATO asks:
The 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) said that states would not have to recognize
Defense of *** Marriage Act - When Obama took office, he directed his attorney general, Eric Holder,
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via . Will USA follow NZ and permit *** marriage
Yet by 2006, in the US Senate, she voted AGAINST that horrible "Defense of Marriage Act." She GROWS.
Why moderate supporters of religious accommodation should shun dangerous, misnamed First Amendment Defense Act
*** marriage & relig liberty: my critique of misnamed First Amendment Defense Act [
Remember: Many supporters of discriminatory "First Amendment Defense Act" are noted opponents of equality
Brian Brown of anti-NOM speaks in favor of the discriminatory "First Amendment Defense Act" on
Defense of Marriage Act didn't allow loving couples to receive full legal benefits of heterosexual couples. Equality is the issue
~ Bill Clinton (a Dem) signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996. Did I miss the Christian holding a gun to his head?
Q. Which U.S. Senator has sponsored 97 bills including the ObamaCare Repeal Act and the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014?…
Adds some perspective to Hillary's campaign too, huh? She was with Bill on his Defense of Marriage Act.
This may help some who have lots of questions about what courts can do in terms of establishing holdings that can...
. Need more info from Clinton . Marriage equals 1 male 1 female. "Defense of Marriage Act" did it ever pass?
its in the Defense of marriage Act passed 1996 by congress signed by Clinton. Supreme Court 5-4 illegally overturned the act
(1/2) Section 3 of DOMA was ruled unconstitional by the Supreme Court and stricken from the Defense Marriage Act law passed by...
Just like u always stood by the Defense of Marriage Act your husband signed.
No law was ever passed legalizing homosexual marriage. In fact, the Defense of Marriage Act (which Obama blatantly
SCOTUS ruling makes . 1) Kim Davis' actions . and . 2) the Clintons' Defense of Marriage Act . equally unconstitutional. equally reviled
The Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, at the federal level, correctly defines marriage as the union of one man and...
in case you don't know thats the Defense of marriage act, liberals signed!
I lol'd too. Now I'm feeln bitter missing my Defense of Marriage Act.
must uphold the law but NOT the Kentucky Constitution or the Defense of Marriage Act signed by Clinton.
With the Supreme Court tackling the Defense of Marriage Act, we've all seen people on social media showing their...
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
In 2008 he supported the "Defense of Marriage Act". Was he lying then or is he lying now?
Taxes will Change for Same-Sex Married Couples who if the Defense of Marriage Act is Overturned. Details at:
*** Immigrants’ Same-Sex Marriage Lifeline - With Obama no longer supporting the Defense of Marriage Act,...
Had no idea I'd meet Roberta Kaplan, brilliant attorney who brought down the Defense of Marriage Act. A true heroine.
USCCB: will protect faith-based providers from discrimination by state and federal governments
Three chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gave strong support for the Child Welfare...
So U wont accept that the R just as evil W/Their about
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passage of the defense of marriage act and don't ask don't tell while u were WH advisor harmed many people.
Back when everyone was for the Defense of Marriage Act, Elizabeth Birch asked a Senator which marriage he was defending his 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
Why This *** Person Isn't Psyched About Marriage Equality in Illinois By Sydney Boles November 22, 2013 Source: PolicyMic.com I remember the first time I realized that the world saw getting *** married as different from getting married-married. I was maybe four or five, eating kid-food at my kitchen table, when I overheard my mom talking about getting married. It was all hypothetical, of course. It was in the late '90s, just after the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed, and before domestic partnerships were a thing. I, being tiny, didn't understand. "But you can't get married!" I told my moms loudly. In weddings, the girl had to wear a dress, but I couldn't see either of them ever doing that. A lot has changed in the past 15 years. DOMA's dead. Many states offer domestic partnerships, and state by state, *** people are being allowed to actually — gasp! — tie the real, legitimate knot. I even got to walk my moms down the aisle once New York legalized *** marriage in 2011. But we haven't made enough ...
Tam O'Shaughnessy, Sally Ride's long-term partner, will not receive federal survivor benefits due to the Defense of Marriage Act,
A post on why I support SB1, The Marriage Equality Act, as a Christian.
And Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, something we won't even get from a Republican pres. candidate in 2016.
They stood against the repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell,' the 'Defense of Marriage Act,' and now want to continue workplace discrimination.
Democrats destroyed Defense of Marriage Act (Law of the Land) Obama Did not enforce it. Promoted Homosexuality over Christianity. No Morals
Senate passed Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Sept 10,1996 on 85-14 vote followed by debate/vote on ENDA, failed 49-50
Changes to Federal Benefits After the Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) via
The Supreme Court ruling that struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act in June opened the door to an...
States that do not recognize the Defense of Marriage Act should have their military bases removed. .
Big turnout for discussion about Defense of Marriage Act & changes in Lincoln today. Some say federal rules and state laws conflict&confuse.
There is no National Level on Marriage. But I then find you must Nationally agree with the Defense Of Marriage Act.
National Guard units in 9 red states flagrantly defy the Defense of Marriage Act - now federal law. Pentagon will force their compliance
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Once a bill becomes law you don't argue about it! Just like the defense of marriage act, that was never challenged.
Wives, please pray that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will be UPHELD so that God's plan for marriage will not... h…
so serious. They passed the defense of marriage act here. *** cant marry or adopt; singles/nonmarried couples cant adopt
Today in 1996 President Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law.
September 21, 1996 - Defense of Marriage Act was enacted.
Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 legal definition of Defense of ...
Stupid people do not know when to let go . They try to revamp and still try to put hatred to another level of...
Happy 17th birthday Ya know, the defense of marriage act signed into law by radical right winger?...
Bill/ Hillary Clinton endorsed *** marriage COMPLETELY REVERSING their support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act
Must SBC chaplains resign their posts in the wake of the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act? & I respond.
Today (9/20) in 1996, President Bill Clinton announced that he was signing the Defense of Marriage Act, a bill outlawing same-sex marriages.
Mark Sanford voted for the Defense of Marriage Act & voted to impeach Bill Clinton, Right Wing voters are so gullible,
There is a difference between affording someone freedom to practice their religion and the ability to disregard...
The economy? Job growth? Poverty and homelessness? Heck no! We're Republicans and we want to stop *** people from...
Twits. Why make a exception for this one particular religious belief, and not a general belief that "gayness" is...
‘Religious Freedom’ bill an effort ‘to reincarnate the Defense of Marriage Act’ via
'Religious Freedom' bill an effort 'to reincarnate the Defense of Marriage Act' -
The Supreme Court recently ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, only applied to heterosexual unions, was unconstitutional.
So my lesson from July 4th when contrasting the Constitution vs the way that government runs today is this: 1) the Consititution states that it is the Executive Branch's responsibility to faithfully execute the laws of the land. (it doesn't stipulate that they can pick and choose) 2) The current president and his administration have made it clear that they think they have the power to ignore and bypass law on a regular basis, or substitute with their own interpretation. Defense Of Marriage Act: This President and his administration refused to defend the law in court. Immigration: The head of DHS has commanded ICE to stop almost all deportations and to in fact suspend the execution of most current immigration law. ICE has had to sue their own government to force them to allow enforcement to resume. A federal judge has stated that "no department head is above the law" and that she is likely to rule in ICE's favor. Environmental: The Senate and House have resisted passing Cap and Trade legislation due to a s ...
I haven't processed all of the photos (187 of 'em) so I'll upload them as I finish them. The parade was pretty festive, I was down in Greenwich Village not far from the Stonewall Inn. This year is special due to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the Defense Of Marriage Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Remember, every time you hug a *** person, Antonin Scalia kills a kitten.
The Voting Rights Act has been overturned And Police Brutality in Black Communities has accelerated beyond all belief! Also there have been a COMOENDIUM of counties that have passed stand your ground laws to make sure that white people have the legal protection when they go out to exterminate our youth. Meanwhile the Defense Of Marriage Act, has been overturned and *** people now have the right to legally marry. At the same time, Transexuality is beginning to be promoted among elementary school children. As *** people gain rights, Black people Lose rights. The Jim Crow of the 21st Century is intrinsically linked with the rapid expansion of sexual perversion. This means that *** people and *** rights will always be the political enemy of our people. -PTH
An alleged government conspiracy to turn people into homosexuals has been championed by Alex Jones, but in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act, his wild theories are gaining attention.
More than 24 hours have passed since the Supreme Courts ruled the Defense Of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Beastiality, pedophilia, massive divorce were predicted by the religious reich wing, as a result of this ruling. I have checked my neighbors, family and friends, and while some have admitted, sheepishly, to sleeping with their pets, they also admit they did so before DOMA was declared unconstitutional. I would very much like to know how many people have had this decision impact their lives negatively. Are any of you planning to dump your spouse because you now you can marry your same sex best friend? Do tell us, Marcus Bachmann, we would really like to know! Do you have this unrelenting desire to have sex with little children? Or is that just rampant among the men of the Vatican who are forbidden to marry. Marriage between one man and one woman must be awesome for some, because people like Newt Gingrich, Rush Limpballs, and Donald Dump marry repeatedly! So spill the beans friends, tell me the ...
OK, so NJ Governor Chris Christie thinks yesterday's Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense Of Marriage Act was "inappropriate"...after he vetoed a *** marriage bill here last year. No, Governor, it's your intolerance that is "inappropriate"!
"As the world reacts to the news that the Supreme Court has completely struck down the Defense Of Marriage Act, perhaps no two reactions encapsulate the dire...
Tomorrow I will be turning 45. As it is, my presents are my friends' presents: a *** unfriendly Australian PM is ousted, the US Supreme Court overturns the anti *** marriage Defense Of Marriage Act and an anniversary of the Stonewall Riot. I will also be celebrating Pink Dot because my friends' US marriages are fully recognized, while my hubby and I continue to build our own lives together as my publishing career reaches another milestone. It's a very happy birthday to me.
After the Supreme Court's landmark decision that the Defense Of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, it's time to look at the top 10 ways heterosexual marriage will be affected now that it's not being defended. 1.
Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) is dead... so what! This day was coming, anyone with understanding could see it was a matter of time. 6 years ago I started asking Preachers, who believe what the Good Book says, what they were going to do when this day came. Would they still get "permission" from the state to preform a marriage ceremony or would they tell the couple I will marry you in the eyes of G*D but if you need government recognition get your a$$ down to the governments office to register your union with the government?
The Washington National Cathedral rang bells at noon today to celebrate the Supreme Court rulings that signified the end of the Defense Of Marriage Act and Prop 8.
Today, on my mommy's birthday, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense Of Marriage Act, once again showing Americans that there truly can be liberty and justice for ALL. To Mommy and Mommabilly, Gramma and Nanna, two of the most amazing women in my life~ A toast to you for this long awaited victory, and here's to the future when all spouses will be equal!! "...A victory for couples who have long fought for equal treatment under the law; for children whose parents’ marriages will now be recognized, rightly, as legitimate; for families that, at long last, will get the respect and protection they deserve; and for friends and supporters who have wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and have worked hard to persuade their nation to change for the better.” -Barack Obama
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What a great quote today from Marco Rubio on the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act. "My hope is that those of us who believe in the sanctity and uniqueness of traditional marriage will continue to argue for its protection in a way that is respectful to the millions of American sons and daughters who are *** it is also my hope that those who argue for the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex marriage will refrain from assailing the millions of Americans who disagree with them as bigots." Many times people forget to respect the views of BOTH sides whether you agree or not.
Today is a great day for the U-S of A with the Supreme Court overturning the 'Defense Of Marriage Act' (DOMA), thereby paving the way for full marriage equality for LGBT Americans. Few issues have defined the past 20 years more than *** rights, and it's worth considering the vital role that music and musicians have played in combatting homophobia, transphobia and other forms of sexuality-based bigotry. From iconic *** and *** artists like Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Melissa Etheridge, George Michael, k.d. lang, the B-52s, the Indigo Girls and Beth Ditto to straight allies like Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Adam Levine, music has propelled the LGBT rights movement from the very beginning. Love your LGBT freedom? Thank a musician! And in the meantime we'll be celebrating this weekend with tunes by at least a few of the above-mentioned artists when we play the Crown & Anchor Saturday night. Happy end of DOMA day!
Unbelievable. In a 5-4 vote, The Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.
The Defense Of Marriage Act has been struck down by the SCOTUS as unconstitutional.
It is regrettable that the US Supreme Court has found the Defense Of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. Today the highest court rendered a 75 page legal opinion that I am afraid will be the start of redefining marriage and imposing that redefinition on churches. I believe NJ's Domestic Partners protects the rights of all and could be used as a model for the federal without redefining marriage. What do you think?
Breaking News~~ The Supreme Court has just ruled against The Defense Of Marriage Act ..Marriage is no longer between just One Man & One Woman
Overturn The Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) today. It is unconstitutional. Or will the Supreme Court continue to discriminate…
Bill Clinton makes head-turning announcement about his Defense Of Marriage Act
Over 200 tech companies have partnered together to file a brief arguing against the Defense Of Marriage Act,
The Obama administration on Friday urged the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act in a brief that calls the law unconstitutional because it violates "the fundamental guarantee of equal protection."
Jaws are dropping around the legal and pundit world today, at the arguments put forth in defending the Defense Of Marriage Act. President Obama rightly refused to defend it. It was only put forth by Karl Rove and George Bush as an election gimmick anyway, to solidify the church vote. Rove and Bush neither one give's a rat's *** who marries who. It was intended to provoke the base of the party and energize them for the 2004 election. Anyway, one of the defenses put forth today is that straight marriages plan and take care of children in a way that *** marriages never can, with their adopted children. The problem is, as has been pointed out, that 99% of the children of *** marriages are the unwanted cast-off's of straight marriages. Most *** marriages are educated and stable, unlike the riff-raff most of the adopted children come from. The Republican Party is defending DOMA, and apparently they went the discount lawyer route, if observers are to be believed.
I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear cases on the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8. Let’s assume DOMA is ruled unconstitutional and Prop. 8 is overturned. That would mean same-sex couples could legally marry in California and qualify for...
And what about DOMA; the Defense Of Marriage Act. Our president would not let his Attorney General fight for it because he said "he didn't believe it was constitutional" Oh really, he supposedly put his hand on the bible when he was inaugerated, to uphold the constitution of the USA. So now he gets to pick and choose whats constitutional and whats not?!!! Wake up people, what else is going to say whats right and whats wrong!?! I'm getting my religious freedoms taken away slowly but surely in this country, and my freedom of speech cuz I'm conservative and God knows what else if obama gets back in. Look up Black Liberation Theology, which is what obama was preached to by his "mentor of 20 years", the so called Rev. Wright. I pray mr. obama gets fired today. I'm afraid of what my beloved country will look like by the end of a 2nd. term of him.
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