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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 7:04PM #1
TPaine
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In a decision announced today, Judge Jeffery White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rulled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and was therefore unconstitutional. Judge White was appointed to the court in 2002 by President George W. Bush. Link
"It is always to be taken for granted, that those who oppose an equality of rights never mean the exclusion should take place on themselves." -- Thomas Paine: Dissertations on First Principles of Government (July 7, 1795)
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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 7:08PM #2
Rgurley4
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Does anything conservative NOW come out of California? Their memory of Reagan  is fading.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 7:10PM #3
jane2
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Feb 22, 2012 -- 7:08PM, Rgurley4 wrote:


Does anything conservative NOW come out of California? Their memory of Reagan  is fading.




Forgetting Reagan is desirable for many of us.



 

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 7:13PM #4
Ken
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Feb 22, 2012 -- 7:10PM, jane2 wrote:


Feb 22, 2012 -- 7:08PM, Rgurley4 wrote:


Does anything conservative NOW come out of California? Their memory of Reagan  is fading.




Forgetting Reagan is desirable for many of us.
 



Reagan who?

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 7:38PM #5
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Feb 22, 2012 -- 7:08PM, Rgurley4 wrote:

Does anything conservative NOW come out of California? Their memory of Reagan  is fading.


That's a good thing. Saint Reagan did no good as governor or as president. We do remember that Reagan cheated on his first wife, then divorced her. He is not a good example of you wish to "defend" marriage.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 7:43PM #6
REteach
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I will be glad when DOMA goes the same way as slavery, denial of women's right to vote, and miscegenation.  

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 7:45PM #7
mainecaptain
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Feb 22, 2012 -- 7:43PM, REteach wrote:


I will be glad when DOMA goes the same way as slavery, denial of women's right to vote, and miscegenation.  




Oh yes, me too. sooner the better

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 8:12PM #8
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How could anyone for small government agree with DOMA?
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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 9:46PM #9
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Feb 22, 2012 -- 8:12PM, Sacrificialgoddess wrote:

How could anyone for small government agree with DOMA?



They couldn't. Those who pushed for DOMA don't want small government, they want huge government, so they can control us in the most intimate ways.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 22, 2012 - 10:29PM #10
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Feb 22, 2012 -- 8:12PM, Sacrificialgoddess wrote:

How could anyone for small government agree with DOMA?


You forget that they want small government interference in big business but large government interference with your private life.

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