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Orrin Hatch, GOP Senators File Amicus Brief Supporting DOMA

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    • Steve

      The finding of an equal-protection violation does not depend on the finding thata clear majority of congressmen each expressed animus against gays, on the record, during the congressional debate. It only depends on the plain words of the act, which clearly deny equal-protection to one class of citizens.

      That animus is not a valid reason to deny equal protection to a class of citizens, is important, though. The BLAG group has previously made the assertion that animus _is_ a “rational basis” for the law. The court, rightfully, rejected that assertion.

      Jun 13, 2012 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA

      Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has made both mine and my spouse’s gaydar go off every time we see him. He’s even more gay than John Boehner. What is up with these closet cases going ape over LGBT? These men make my skin crawl.

      Jun 13, 2012 at 8:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tj

      There really is no reason to be passionate about conservative causes- they in fact don’t really have “causes”. Every Republican is driven by some underlying, unspoken, motivation. Indeed many are closeted homosexuals, or at least fight male attraction. Many have racial animus. Many are misogynist. ETC

      Jun 13, 2012 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob

      And we still we have 30% of the LGBT community voting for these ass wipes! To my brothers and sisters…WAKE UP…they do not want you and will never accept you!

      Jun 13, 2012 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James

      @Bob: 30% really? Gays must be crazy.

      DOMA may not have originally been written, in 1996, with the purpose of discrimination, but in 2012, that’s exactly what it does.

      Jun 13, 2012 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RK

      @James – Bob is unfortunately correct as in the last presidental election 30% of LGBT voted for the facist Republicans. I am not sure if this statistic is from self-identified LGBT voters or from closeted self-hating LGBT ones. Either way, it makes no sense. Yes, there maybe other issues to base your vote on, but nothing supercedes voting against someone that does not want you to exist. All other issues are irrelevant if you have no rights!

      Jun 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      1. Gee, what a shock, the most famous Mormon Senator, is supporting the LDS Church’s bigotry.

      2. As for the 30% number, it is slightly deceptive because a larger group sat out the last election on the left, while all the folks on the right still voted. I could be wrong, but I’m guessing that that number will be much smaller this election.

      Jun 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kippers2222

      Hatch is from my state and he has always been anti gay, I LMAO when he said that he DOMA is not anti gay!! What a a**wipe. He looks to be ready to be put into a coffin…

      Jun 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tookietookie

      Hatch is a piece of poo.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukw

      I might be able to buy their argument except for 1 thing, there has never been a federal law like this specifically targeting a specific group of people, The federal government recognized interacial marriages, interfaith marriages and such as they became legal.Unless I am wrong this law infact creates the mess it was trying to prevent. It does not serve a purpose and congress had never shown a reason to deny benefits to a legally married couple even now, try and come up with a reason that is not dripping with animus.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 3:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TF

      @RK: I’m thinking the closeted kind. The one’s I have met expressed the sincere desire to not spend money on certain areas of continued spending. Their focus there was to spending on people who will not or at least they are convinced will not go get a job. Which I can’t agree on because this is one hell of a tough job market depending where your at. So the ideals of where their money gets spent prevailed over their desire to reach marriage freedom, or less discrimination. I believe they don’t see some of the problems being fought for as problems because they don’t want to get married adn they are rarely discriminated against. So our problems functionaly to them are not their problems, and for them it may never change.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 2:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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