(Closed) Obama calls Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

posted 7 years ago in Legal
  • poll: are you for or against same sex marriage?
    I'm for it. : (203 votes)
    88 %
    I'm against it. : (25 votes)
    11 %
    other (please explain) : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    Same here! Very happy 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Agreed. I think everyone has the right to choose marriage, should they wish to.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It’s about time!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m so happy about this. Let’s stop focusing on trying to prevent people from being happy and focus on fixing the REAL problems in this country! Equality for all!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m for it!

    And what I hear from those who oppose it is that it’s a violation of separation of powers for Obama to declare something unconstitutional.  However, the 1926 Supreme Court case, Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52, states that the President can decline to enforce statutes that he deems to be unconstitutional.  (Also reiterated in a recent case Freytag v. Commissioner, 501 U.S. 868 (1991)).  Just wanted to throw that out there before I heard that argument again. Smile

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am all for it and am dying to hear from the people who voted that they’re against it.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am all for same-sex marriage being legal.  The only complaints against it are on religious grounds.  Legislating religion is a bad idea.  Same-sex marriage is banned by the religion I was raised with, but I really don’t care if someone else wants to marry someone of the same gender.  It doesn’t hurt me, either member of the couple, my religion, their religion, or society.  So why NOT let them marry?  

    (I’m the one who said other.  It’s banned by my religion, so if I were a lesbian, I’d be celibate.  Or… I think I would.  I might change religions.  But.  For other people, why should they be restricted?)

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

     Laughing

    The link to the Times article (linked in case anyone is wondering what this thread is going on about!) has been my facebook status all day!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

     I’m totally for it! Yay! Equality for everyone! 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Obviously, I’m 100% for it. It’s about time USA! When are you going to catch up to the rest of the civilized world? 😉

    @cyneswith: That’s awesome! I wish more people of faith had your attitude about it.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am not for same sex marriage but I absolutely REFUSE to debate it.

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am so conservative that I hate when the government legistlates my bedroom.  It’s none of their darn business.  I hope that they realize this soon and make it legal everywhere.

    But @Boston Bee – those two cases have nothing to do with setting aside things the President decides are unconstitutional.  They both have to do with appointments.  The first one says that the President has the right to fire a Senate approved appointee and the second has to do with the appointments of judges.  So I am not seeing where they pertain to this, but I am not a lawyer, maybe you can explain further.

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