Friday, June 19, 2009
Obama Moved Against DOMA
(BP) “Calling it only ‘a start,’ President Obama signed a memorandum Wednesday giving homosexual partners of federal employees some of the benefits of married employees -- a move intended to appease the homosexual community but that ended up pleasing neither that constituency nor the other side of the same-sex debate.” The movement of President is no surprise as he is the most liberal president in history. He wishes to abolish any act to protect marriage and remove the power of the state. “The Defense of Marriage Act has two main parts -- one pertaining to the federal government and the other referencing the states. DOMA actually protects the right of states to determine social policy with respect to marriage," Byron Babione, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal group which opposes "gay marriage," told BP "it allows states the freedom to protect marriage between a man and a woman and not to have the same-sex marriages of other states imposed upon them. … Repealing DOMA actually does the opposite of protecting states' rights. … Repealing of DOMA also would do untold damage to the benefits that marriage brings to society. It would open the way to defining marriage and its value out of existence.” The Christians groups are rallying together to fight changes made to the rights of married people, and more effort needs to be made to stop President Obama from relinquishing state’s rights.