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DOMA repeal didn't 'follow the nation'

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DOMA repeal didn't 'follow the nation'

"Dumb and Dumber" is a movie of two brainless losers. Is this Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation? They cheer for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act without understanding the unintended consequences. DOMA passed both houses of Congress by large, veto-proof majorities and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

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DOMA is a federal law that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman for federal and interstate recognition purposes.

It's a baldfaced lie that the court "follows the nation's lead", au contraire, the Supreme Court ignored the nation's lead. The court rejected the majority vote of the people of 31 states, including our nation's bluest state, California, and ignored the fact that the traditional definition of marriage is enshrined, either by statute or state constitution, in 38 states.

Justice Scalia wrote, the court had no power under the Constitution to invalidate those two democratically adopted laws, DOMA and Proposition 8, a ballot initiative procedure designed to enable the people to correct public officials' actions that are not acceptable to the people.

Scalia was scathing in describing the failure of the court to identify any basis in the Constitution for its conclusion that DOMA is unconstitutional. Speaking for the court's majority, Justice Kennedy accused DOMA supporters of acting with malice, with the purpose "to disparage and to injure" same-sex couples, to "impose ... a stigma," to deny them "equal dignity," to brand them as "unworthy" and to "humiliate" their children.

What? A same-sex marriage propagates our children?

Robert Meale

Woodstock

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