December 8, 2008

Protect DOMA! (Defense of Marriage Act)

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Fellow blogger Christine has some excellent information regarding the creation of a website for the Defense of Marriage Act – DOMA, by a group called The Alliance for Marriage Foundation.  They created this website for the purpose of providing support to the DOMA.

What is the purpose of DOMA? It gives each state the right not to recognize same-sex marriages made legal in other states.  It federally defines marriage being between a man and a woman, the definition recognized for over 200 years.  DOMA was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996 and supported by President Bush as well. President-elect Obama has promised to repeal it once in office.

What will happen if this is repealed? States will be forced to recognize the gay marriages from states where its legal.  So the 37 states that have the DOMA active now, and the 47 states that have voted against gay marriage, will then be forced to recognize the marriages of gays from the 2 states where gay marriages are legal, Connecticut and Massachussetts.

Those of us that support marriage between a man and a woman need to let our elected officials know that we wish to keep DOMA active.  The ProtectDOMA.org website has links that will locate our officials.  It’s pretty handy for those of us who are clueless to whom those people may be.

So stop by the ProtectDoma website (click on image above) and write your elected officials to keep this act in place and also check out Christine’s blog!

© 2008, Carlotta Morrow. All rights reserved.

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  1. Jimmy says:

    I absolutely support marriage between a man and a woman. I owe my life to my parents who are obviously a man and woman and have been happily married for over 20 years. But why should I be against the marriage of two people who truely love each other? How will the legality of same sex marriage change the love that a man has for a woman? Legalizing gay marriage does not create more gay people, nor does it destroy already standing marriages of a man and woman like my parents. I am gay and deeply hurt by some people’s opposition to my personal dessicions to love whom ever my heart falls for. It is sickening to read articles such as these but it is necisary to understand why people would oppose my right to marry the one that I love. Love has been made blind by your God, it was not made as a choice that is given to us. Love chooses, and I follow. Those Christians who make it one of their life goals to stop others from living their lives as they feel suits them best while not harming others should recognize that their opposition to gay people is not a Christian act, for discrimination against any of their God’s creations goes against the teachings of the bible, love thy neighbor. Let Your God choose who is worthy to enter Heaven, and let the law choose who should be able to receive tax benefits and insurance benefits following that idivduals decision to be with their loved one for the rest of their life. Support of DOMA is unholy, unconstitutional, amoral and barbaric and primitive behavior. We need to stop focusing on who should be allowed to marry who, and start focusing on the real evils in this world: terrorists, racists, criminals, rapists, pedophiles, war crimes, etc.. From one human to another, I ask that you strive to see a future of a unified human race, accepting of our differences, and recognizing what we all share in common: we are all human, all with the same feelings of love, pain, anguish, happiness. Stop discrimination against not just gays, but all of man kind, and start the bettering of your self rather than the bettering of others.

  2. cschande says:

    Great post. I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work. I’ve just started a new blog that will be highlighting the secular progressive movement (gay agenda, pro-abortion causes, etc). Unfortunately, most Christians still don’t know what’s going on out there and the mainstream media certainly isn’t covering it.

    We’re looking to build a solid group of social conservatives who’ll frequent our site regularly and contribute to some good discussions. I hope you’ll check us out!

    If you’ll add us to your blogroll we’ll gladly add you to ours. Our blog is at http://religionandmorality.wordpress.com/

    Thanks!

  3. Carlotta
    Twitter: christocentric
    says:

    You are so right and how scary that is! Christian persecution floodgates will be open wide with no stopping in sight!

    I read that article and that is just shameless in not giving attorney’s any right to act upon their consciousness. Geesh!

    It’s getting tougher and tougher being a Christian here in the “land of the free…”

  4. beetlebabee says:

    If DOMA goes down, we’ll be in a world of hurt.

    Once you open that door, all kinds of things can walk through it. Not only that, but the opportunity for silencing those who oppose such open views grows as well as we saw in the Arizona lawyer mess. The AZ Bar Association wants to prohibit any lawyer who believes homosexuality is wrong from being able to act on that belief. It’s a complete 180 from what the founding fathers envisioned:

    http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/faith-forbidden/

  5. Carlotta
    Twitter: christocentric
    says:

    Tom, on Obama’s change.gov site, he lists under his Obama-Biden plan of support for the LGBT community, his plan to repeal the DOMA.

    Will this be another broken promise by Obama to gays? (He’s already delaying the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy.) We’ll just have to wait and see. And as far as the unconstitutionality of denying same-sex marriage goes, well, we’ll just have to wait and see also how the courts will rule on that in March.

    Christine, I was just informed not too long ago about Neils “shellfish” article. It was great and one that I will use whenever that’s brought up.

    Now, to meet Jack Black and tell him about it! :)

  6. Christinewjc says:

    Wouldn’t get too excited, Tom. Obama has promised a lot of things to “progressives” but now it appears that he is backing off on most of them. The liberals are complaining about it on their blogs.

    Thanks for the mention of my blog Carlotta! Appreciate it!

    Did you see the report on “Prop 8 – the Musical”? It appears that Jack Black hasn’t read Pastor Foster’s revealing Film – Overcooks the Shrimp Theory

    And, as our friend Neil has excellently written: Favorite Dish of Liberal Theologians and Skeptics – Shellfish lol

  7. Tom Dibble says:

    Obama promised to repeal DOMA? Really? When?

    FWIW, I’d applaud the move. DOMA is blatantly unconstitutional, and if conservative folks keep getting in a tizzy when their pet laws are struck down by “activist” judges because they are unconstitutional, then it’d be a great move forward for the country to strike this one down in the legislature instead.

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