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Now it is the gay community challenging the law.
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
DOMA DOES NOT, STRICTLY SPEAKING, “PRESERVE” THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE AS ONE
BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN. tHE STATUTE CREATES A FEDERAL DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE. bUT THAT DEFINITION DOES NOT GIVE CONTENT TO THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO MARRY
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
All of your arguments and misguided attempts at liberty are meaningless outside of the goal of the amalgamated consciousness. The conservative ideology will fade away with this issue by the year 2016.
Marriage will be known as a union between two consenting adults of requisite mental capacity.
Don't feel bad, or cheated. This is the way causality has flowed. You can not stand against the rapids, least you be washed away and forgotten. Join the flow, willingly or by force. It's your choice. There is no umbrella for this torrential flow. No rafts, no lifevests.
I'm content to watch your efforts to fight against, but then again...I'll be there to give you a friendly pat on the back when you realize that my words were true. I'll console you, and be sure to tell you that everything will be ok. Remember, two adults consenting in this union. It's the way things will be. Just wait, and watch.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by Helious
Yup I'm for two kinds of marriage.
Officially churched recognized marriage.
Civil Partnerships for the government program that provides the extra rights.
people who argue over the use of a word on a piece of paper are doing their movement a disservice.
You know what it really is about? Money.
The fact is that we live in world of gray, not black and white and these sorts of forward thinking processes ( gay marriage for example) must be approached with that in mind. No one side is going to get what they want and whenever they do it's usually for the mutual benefit of very few people as opposed to those the decision actually effects.
Today's idea of acceptance doesn't begin with tolerance, it begins with showing folks that those they oppose are here to stay and eventually the idea that this is the norm simply trickles down and acceptance is born.
But if you never move forward and just remain at a stalemate, then in the end, nobody wins.
And here you had me convinced you actually thought the whole thing was just about money :-)
I'm guessing you've been around long enough to see how much things have changed - as have I. So, if not now - when? We are moving forward. You think it's too fast - strategically speaking. I hope you're wrong - but we'll find out soon enough
I've been reading a lot on this subject the past few days - then reading some more. When SCOTUS let out they were going to consider these two cases the first reactions were pure joy and premature claims of some kind of victory. Then - fear set in. You could hear all the doubts start creeping in from every direction...