People Who Live in Glass Marriages Shouldn’t
Throw Stones at Same-Sex Marriage
U.S. Legislators Who Supported the Anti-Gay “DoMA” Bill
© 2000, Demian
Even though no state offered legal marriage, positive rulings in Hawaii [See Hawaii Court Finding] regarding the right to marry gave the radical right fears that same-sex couples would be treated the same as opposite-sex couples. The ethically offensive “Defense of Marriage Act” (DoMA) was created in 1996 to prevent same-sex couples from having their legal marriage license recognized by the United States Government. It also claimed that states would not need to recognize a valid same-sex marriage license from another state.
While DoMA did not defend marriage, it did, for the first time, allow the Federal system to usurp the state right of defining marriage law. It also contradicted “Full Faith and Credit” law. [See “Defense of Marriage Act”]
The vignettes below give a glimpse at the kind of relationships maintained by those legislators who fought the hardest to deprive their fellow Americans of their legal and constitutional right to equality.
Hypocritically, they all have claimed that same-sex marriage would destroy traditional marriage.
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