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littlewolf Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:00 AM
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WH appeals judges ruling on DOMA
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 08:07 AM by littlewolf
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69B63U20101012




By Jeremy Pelofsky
WASHINGTON | Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:06pm EDT
(Reuters) - The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge's rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama's traditional liberal base ahead of a key election.

The Obama administration filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, that barred gay marriages, even though Obama had previously opposed the law.

Although Obama opposes the law, a Justice Department spokeswoman said that the administration was defending the statute because it was obligated to defend federal laws when challenged in court.


much more at the link
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:03 AM
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1. assholes nt
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sgsmith Donating Member (305 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:03 AM
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2. Actually - no. Appealed ruling on DOMA, not DADT
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littlewolf Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:09 AM
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5. Thank you ... fixed ... however if they are going to appeal DOMA
I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop .... sorry ... a pessimistic here ....
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:03 AM
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3. Should be DOMA in subject line, not DADT. nt
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littlewolf Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:07 AM
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4. fixed thanks ....
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:45 AM
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7. :thumbsup:
Though the original would have made the thread more interesting. :)

:hi:
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:30 AM
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6. The fierce urgency of "Those gays are likable enough...
... some of them are friends and even work for me."
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:59 AM
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8. Sigh.
Tomorrow's "Queen Victoria:"



And this man lectures disaffected voters that we need to go out and vote for his candidates. I call that battered wife syndrome.
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