HappyTrees Studio

Jun 26, 2013

DOMA is Done!

 DOMA, signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, prevented same-sex couples whose marriages were recognized by their home state from receiving the hundreds of benefits available to other married couples under federal law. During the Obama administration, the Justice Department initially defended DOMA in court despite the administration’s desire to repeal it. But the Justice Department changed course in early 2011, finding that the law was unconstitutional and declining to defend it any longer. (The majority opinion slightly criticized that decision on Wednesday, writing that the "failure to defend the constitutionality of an Act of Congress based on a constitutional theory not yet established in judicial decisions" had "created a procedural dilemma.") House Republicans have since spent hundreds of thousands of dollars taking over that defense. (borrowed from here)

 Why on earth wold one person be affected by another persons happiness? It's unbelievable that in the year 2013 we are still having Civil Rights arguments- We're all human, we all deserve love, safety, happiness, and comfort. Quit trying to taking our basic rights from a select few!

No comments: