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megimoo
06-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Today's Obamafuscation: on redefining marriage

Obama claims to be against same-sex marriage, but also against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) or any other effort to defend the traditional definition of marriage:

She [Michelle Obama] said he [Barack Obama] supported a complete repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which only recognizes marriages between men and women and upholds states' rights not to honor same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. He also opposes a "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays in the U.S. military and was against a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, she added.

He supports full family and adoption rights for gay and lesbian couples and believes the federal government should not stand in the way of states that opt for domestic partnerships, civil unions or civil marriage, she said. The Illinois senator opposes same-sex marriage.

But that last sentence is ridiculous, totally contradicting all the previous content of the story. He does not oppose same-sex marriage. It's obviously a lie to say he opposes same-sex marriage. He might say he opposes it because his view isn't politically popular, but that's just a matter of cowardice and dishonesty. Barack Obama favors the radical redefinition of marriage. He should just be honest and say so.


http://www.federalistjournal.com/fedblog/?p=3028

Eyelids
06-27-2008, 11:15 PM
If you agree with your opponent on something it's not an issue. We can all agree here that gay marriage is not something the federal government or the president should be interested in.

Gingersnap
06-28-2008, 12:00 AM
If you agree with your opponent on something it's not an issue. We can all agree here that gay marriage is not something the federal government or the president should be interested in.

We can agree that marriage itself may not be something the government should be interested in at this point.

Zathras
06-28-2008, 12:37 AM
The marrage issue should be left up to the people of each state to determine. Unfortunantly, here in California, the will of the people was overturned by 5 tyrants in black robes.

megimoo
06-28-2008, 08:24 AM
The marrage issue should be left up to the people of each state to determine. Unfortunantly, here in California, the will of the people was overturned by 5 tyrants in black robes.
Then the people have the right to rise up against those same tyrants and vote them out of office !

Eyelids
06-28-2008, 10:40 AM
I would call people who rule on gay marriage tyrants...

megimoo
06-28-2008, 12:39 PM
I would call people who rule on gay marriage tyrants...Do you have a fervent emotional 'horse in this race' ?