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Obama urges Supreme Court to strike down federal Defense of Marriage Act
FoxNews.com ^ | 2/23/2013

Posted on 02/23/2013 8:11:22 PM PST by RoosterRedux

The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the federal law defining marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.

The request regarding the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was made Friday in a brief by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that argues the law is unconstitutional because it violates "the fundamental guarantee of equal protection."

The high court is set to hear two cases next month on the issue: the constitutional challenge on Proposition 8, the 2008 California that allowed same-sex marriages in the state that two years later was overturned, and United States v. Windsor, which challenges DOMA.

Edith Windsor, a California resident, was married to her female partner in Canada in 2007 but was required to pay roughly $360,000 in federal estate taxes because the marriage is not recognized under DOMA.

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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RoosterRedux.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 4:35:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: rbmillerjr

When did Freepers become so insulting to one another? I remember when people on here had civilized discussions and even when they disagreed, they were respectful and polite. Has Obama turned us all into rude, short-tempered, obnoxious little jerks?


22 posted on 02/24/2013 4:54:02 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama is the only unconstitutional element in the case. This court case is simply his outrage of the day, today an assault upon an institution created by God as a sacred relationship between man and woman, instituted for the purpose of creating family and procreation in a loving supporting social environment.

Eventually the Creator will tire of being taken in vain by these communists, and then will mete out justice with mercy upon those who deny the
Lord and his teaching - remember the first miracle was at Cana.

This is no matter for resolution in legislation and court challenge. This action is an assault on our God given freedoms and His establishment of life on the earth. God will handle the cultural relativism outrage at a personal level with those promoting blasphemy. Believe it.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 5:17:10 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: ilovesarah2012

Direct your question to the arrogant and condescending poster,10th Amendment.


24 posted on 02/24/2013 5:21:20 AM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m sure you were here during the presidential primaries. I left for awhile, I didn’t think my skin was thick enough to stay..


25 posted on 02/24/2013 5:35:16 AM PST by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Quickgun

Just doesn’t seem the same as several years ago. We are supposed to be on the same side, but you wouldn’t know it by some of the posts on here. Sad.


26 posted on 02/24/2013 5:37:47 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: rbmillerjr

10th Amendment was merely giving you factual, provable information. The vitriol is coming entirely from you and others criticizing him. Perhaps he was condescending to you, but if so that appears to have been the proper approach to take to you since you have nothing but personal insults with which to rebut him.


27 posted on 02/24/2013 5:52:35 AM PST by Doug Loss
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Are we to believe that a marriage would have $360,000 in tax relief... or is this just the total taxes she has paid period?


28 posted on 02/24/2013 6:04:21 AM PST by Jumper
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To: RoosterRedux
The request regarding the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was made Friday in a brief by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that argues the law is unconstitutional because it violates "the fundamental guarantee of equal protection."

Well then Donald, it is now also time for you to submit a brief that argues 0bamacare is unconstitutional because it VIOLATES "the fundamental guarantee of equal protection".

Socialist cronies of Barack get 0bamacare waivers while Hobby Lobby takes its economically-harmful and freedom-killing provisions in the a**.

Where is the justice?! Where is the equal protection?!

29 posted on 02/24/2013 6:41:19 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: zeestephen
Yes, incestrial marriage too if the paraphilia community/pro-Brave New World politicians are honest/consistent. DOMA is a firewall based on previous laws that established penalties or benefits for spouses/joint filing. This is not about the Fed gov. regulating marriage, they already have done that way before DOMA, this is about eradicating the firewall and expanding the definition/who gets covered.

Equal protection does not wash either because a homosexual being has the same right as a heterosexual being in regards of having the same opportunity to marry someone of the opposite sex (DNA not sowed on or cut off genitals).

My take, cut every Federal spousal benefit, get rid of the Social Security Act, Medicare/Medicaid, Federal Welfare programs and streamline the tax laws if the majority (Judges) thinks the Federal gov. should stay out of the marriage business. Of course consistency in our government is severely lacking, mainly do the the ignorance of the "common mans" barking/begging like a trained seal for scraps that representatives throw at them.

30 posted on 02/24/2013 7:36:06 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sodom did not stand forever. God struck it down.


31 posted on 02/24/2013 7:37:55 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: RoosterRedux
This headline confuses me. Clown in Chief and his Holder already deemed DOMA to be unconstitutional and will not enforce, so why does he need a read from SCOTUS? Isn't the word of Barry the last word?
32 posted on 02/24/2013 7:47:17 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Amendment10

You might be flamed but I reluctantly agree. Besides the X Amendment there is the full faith and credit clause. In the 40s, 50s and early 60s partners seeking divorce ended up in Reno Nev. States like NY which recognized adultery and physical abuse as the only reasons for dissolution of the marriage still had to recognize Nevada divorces when the parties returned to NY. The purpose of DOMA was to allow states the cover of federal statute if the will of the legislature or polity did not want to accept same sex marriage when those same sex partners returned or moved to their state.


33 posted on 02/24/2013 8:27:14 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: zeestephen

> If the primary argument here is “equal protection,” would
> that not also open a clear legal path for incestuous
> marriage and polygamy?

Yes, as well as polyamory, which is multiple marriage among as many genders as the government recognizes.

And don’t forget pedophilic and bestial marriages, even marriages to blowup dolls.


34 posted on 02/24/2013 8:30:09 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Doug Loss; rbmillerjr

This is “factual, provable” and not “vitriol”??

Quote from OP:
“The joke is on patriots who don’t bother to read the Constitution.”


35 posted on 02/24/2013 8:30:58 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: bmwcyle
Sodom did not stand forever. God struck it down.

The movement started in Babylon California. It has become so wide spread (like a plague), nature and the God of nature will correct it. AIDs was designed by nature to cleanse the disease, but man kind got in the way. Nature will choose a stronger course this time.

I don't think the coastal regions of California will last past this summer, because the nations children are being dragged into this abomination. I see a massive wave coming to cleanse it. No more fooling around. The plates are starting to shrug like crazy already.

God designed nature to cleanse itself, and no man can war with the forces of nature. Nature always wins.

36 posted on 02/24/2013 9:29:45 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Rome2000

To #11

Do you know if that is real or photoshopped?


37 posted on 02/24/2013 9:42:14 AM PST by selfdefense
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To: Lancey Howard

LOL! Funny but not funny.. I thought the same thing. Roberts is a turncoat sissy la-la. The nerve of 0bama to do this, but what else would we expect from our first black, Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien president!


38 posted on 02/24/2013 9:44:35 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: RoosterRedux

There is no secular argument against gay marriage. The problem with conservatism is that it becoming more and more secular.


39 posted on 02/24/2013 9:47:14 AM PST by DungeonMaster (How does God feel about gay marriage.)
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To: Yosemitest

..and you’ve heard too that Orly Taitz says the clerks at SCOTUS did NOT forward critical exhibits of hers to 5 of the Justices!


40 posted on 02/24/2013 9:52:15 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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