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Elspeth
10-18-2012, 02:41 PM
I guess it was predictable here, but it's like a tornado that can't be stopped.


DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appeals Court In New York (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/doma-defense-of-marriage-act_n_1980197.html)

NEW YORK A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court is expected to take up the case in the next year.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-to-1 ruling only weeks after hearing arguments on a lower court judge's findings that the 1996 law was unconstitutional.

The majority opinion written by Judge Dennis Jacobs rejected a section of the law that says "marriage" only means a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and that the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. A federal appeals court in Boston earlier this year also found it unconstitutional.

The issue is expected to be decided by the Supreme Court. The decision came less than a month after the court heard arguments on Sept. 27...

m00
10-18-2012, 03:51 PM
The DOMA was signed by Clinton. Congratulations, we have moved so far to the left that Clinton is now moderate-right.

When the DOMA was passed, Democrats in the Senate voted for it 32 to 14. Democrats Reps 188 to 65.

Hubie
10-18-2012, 11:06 PM
You know, they can have the United Canadian and American States. I'll remain perfectly happy with Jesusland.

Elspeth
10-18-2012, 11:14 PM
You know, they can have the United Canadian and American States. I'll remain perfectly happy with Jesusland.

SCOTUS will force this on Jesusland like they have forced everything else.