Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Democrats Introduce Bill to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Hat tip to Regular Guy Paul for calling my attention to this newest assault on the sanctity of marriage:
This morning, Representative Jerry Nadler (D-New York) announced he will introduce a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This law defines marriage for federal purposes and ensures that states are not forced to recognize alternate definitions. DOMA passed overwhelmingly in 1996 by 342-67 in the House and 85-14 in the Senate.

Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), said, "The citizens of 39 states have worked hard to pass legislation and constitutional amendments to protect marriage as the union between one man and one woman. DOMA ensures the integrity of our constitutional system and the will of Americans. DOMA reflects the reality that marriage provides unique benefits to individuals, children, and society which cannot be replicated by any other living arrangement.

"The Defense of Marriage Act anticipated the assault that homosexual activists would inflict upon marriage. Through DOMA, the will of the people is honored, as evidenced in the 39 states that have passed laws protecting marriage."

The Regular Guy had this reaction:
All the staff, cast and crew here at Thoughts of a Regular Guy would like to welcome the gay marriage issue back to the national agenda for another election cycle.
The 2010 elections should be very interesting.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
More Dem Platform News: Party to Officially Oppose Defense of Marriage Act

Obama Calls Those Who Oppose Same-Sex "Marriage" in California "Divisive and Discriminatory" [UPDATED]

Yeah, What Darwin Said

National Catholic Register: "Marriage Is a Key Election Issue"

Obama’s Support for Judicial Imposition of Same-Sex "Marriage"

Obama Wants to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Obama in Ohio: Sermon on Mount Justifies Same-Sex Unions

The Swimmer on Bigotry

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