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DOMA must go, NOW!
On a cheerful note, Denmark today became the 11th country legalize same-sex marriage! Well done!
This lady should have been allowed time to grieve the passing of her partner of 44 years, not become embroiled in legalities. DOMA is a disgrace and for every day that passes, it continues to cause unnecessary pain and suffering for a select few Americans. She ought to be able to sue the government for emotional damages. This makes me sick.
@robert in nyc: Denmark has legalised marriage in church. They already had civil marriage equality, since 1989 I believe. They were the first.
Doma is a disgrace and hopefully this case will be one of the nails in its coffin.
@Carl 1: Carl, Denmark was the first country to legalize civil unions in 1989, not same-sex marriage. It attempted to pass it in 2006 I believe but failed. Next stop to legalize it, UK, France and probably Australia.
Way to go NY … the truth is, DOMA is ridiculous because it steps all over states’ rights. It doesn’t make sense!
@Robert in NYC: My history fail, I honestly thought they had civil marriage ages ago and this was just bringing in religious marriage.
Rich white gay men are bad, bad, bad. But no complaints about rich white gay women from the peanut gallery. Curious.
@Carl 1: Carl, you’re not alone, many other people thought Denmark had equal marriage years ago. You would have thought though that it would have had it before any other country, at least before Holland became the first. Better late than never. Marriage equality is snowballing in Europe at a faster pace than ever imagined.
Thanks to DOMA legally married same-sex military spouses are denied health insurance, commissary and other base privileges, housing allowance, etc. as compared with their opposite-sex married counterparts. For those interested – http://OUTmilitary.com has been providing a supportive environment for friending, sharing and networking between Gay active military, vets and supporters since December, 2010.
Why hasn’t the far-right just given up on this matter? I guess because if they quit fighting, then they’ll have tacitly agreed there’s nothing wrong with GLBT folks, and we’re entitled to equal protection under the law WITHOUT special laws being written.
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