Despite the fact that twenty-six states have laws or a part of their Constitution that define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and despite the fact that the only states where same-sex marriage is deemed legal are where it has been done by the Legislatures or court, and despite the fact that in EVERY STATE where the measure has been placed on the ballot for the vote of the people the idea of same-sex marriage has been rejected, the Obama Administration is weighing in that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) should be overturned.
Before the “homophobe” comments begin, let me reiterate a point I have made many times on this blog: being opposed to the idea of gay marriage does not mean I hate gays. It does not mean that gays should be discriminated against.
Yet, the argument goes that by not permitting gays to marry discriminates against them. It denies them certain rights that married couples enjoy. I have said repeatedly that with the exception of tax benefits and social security benefits, every other right or benefit can be afforded to a same-sex couple by legal and enforceable means.
So why is the President pushing this issue now? Why didn’t the POTUS push this at the same time he pushed for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”? Is this exactly as it appears… a calculated political move?
My question to those who support the change in the definition of marriage– if we make the change to same-sex marriage, where do we draw the line when the polygamists want it changed to accomodate them, etc?