Author of the Defense Of Marriage Act (Bob Barr): It's time to repeal it

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  1. MisterMark

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    Wedding blues

    The author of the federal Defense of Marriage Act now thinks it’s time for his law to get the boot – but for political reasons, not in support of gays.

    By Bob Barr
    January 5, 2009

    In 1996, as a freshman member of the House of Representatives, I wrote the Defense of Marriage Act, better known by its shorthand acronym, DOMA, than its legal title. The law has been a flash-point for those arguing for or against same-sex marriage ever since President Clinton signed it into law. Even President-elect Barack Obama has grappled with its language, meaning and impact.

    I can sympathize with the incoming commander in chief. And, after long and careful consideration, I have come to agree with him that the law should be repealed.

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    Well yeah. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves for political reasons, not because of black interests.
    This move of throwing out this bill is good for everyone.
     
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    the nut cases will be up in arms over this. hehehehehe
     
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    sorry... Bob Barr.... Borat telling him he's eating cheese from tit milk.... can't get that out of my head.
     
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