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Video: Barack Obama rules US will not defend the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act

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  1. For an informed discussion of this development, please see:

    http://www.towleroad.com/2011/02/the-end-of-doma.html

  2. No matter what the pronouncements from the White House , the xtian right still holds sway in the USA. and makes it bone of the least enlightened countries in the Western World in this regard.
    More than 50% of Americans still believe in the pixie in the sky xtian fanatsy…….

  3. Those who read the New York Times online can find both the article on this and the comments thereon highly informative.

    What puzzles me is why President Obama does not press with implementing the DADT Repeal Act by signing off, with the service chiefs, as required. As to DOMA, it surely must be challenged in the Supreme Court, and requires no executive actions from the Executive to defend its dubious constitutionality.

  4. If you would like to thank your president for his very much needed decision on this issue here is how you can.

  5. What happened to the posted comments by myself and others which were posted before the post by “Jerry”?

  6. David in Indy 24 Feb 2011, 8:17am

    Yadda yadda yadda, blah blah blah… what he had to say about the situation in Libya and the rest of the Mid East was even more appalling. He seems to say something, sort of.. but he leaves you scratching your head.

    I voted for him. But I doubt I’ll vote for him again.

  7. The chances of DOMA being struck down by the Supreme Court are rather slim given the makeup of the bench consisting of 9 judges 5 of whom are very staunch Roman Catholics some of whom believe that we do not deserve equal rights as far as marriage and adoption are concerned.

    I think America will be among the last to achieve full marriage equality. I also believe it will only happen when its legal in at least three quarters of the states and the Supreme Court won’t have any choice but to not only strike down the ban but grant the federal rights that come through marriage which same-sex married couples are currently denied. This won’t happen I don’t think for many years to come, certainly not in many of our lifetimes, sadly. Lets hope our own country legalises it before 2015 and thank goodness we don’t have that kind of a judiciary and political system.

  8. Marriage will soon be legal for GLB inthIef UK. Now I have a civil partnership which is not reconized by the U.S. gov. Marriage is a different matter. Marriages in other countries of course is reconized as a legal contract by the U.S. gov. Will the U.S. be required to reconize GLB marriages from other countries.

  9. RegbWill, probably not. From what I know of the U.S. on marriage equality, five states only recognise same-sex marriages. New York state, however, though it doesn’t yet have marriage equality, is the only one in the that country that recognises same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Civil partnerships are not recognised in that state either and I’m not certain if they are in the five that allow gays to marry, probably not, though I could be wrong. Maybe an American could clarify that for us.

  10. Jock S. Trap 25 Feb 2011, 8:33am

    The US is still a joke if it goes with the line of Land of the Free!

  11. Marauding Gay Hordes Drag Thousands Of Helpless Citizens From Marriages After Obama Drops Defense Of Marriage Act
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/marauding-gay-hordes-drag-thousands-of-helpless-ci,19325/

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