Saturday, May 23, 2009
This is foolishness. Just as DC begins to recognize same-sex marriages from other places, more haters try to throw shade. This is time is from a group of Repubs and a couple of Dems.
They want a DC DOMA to define marriage between a man and a woman.
The group introduced a bill in the House on Thursday, hoping to thwart a city council vote this month recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. Five states — Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont — allow gay marriage.
Congress, which has final say over laws in the nation's capital, has until July to act against the district measure. Otherwise, it automatically becomes law. Some council members have said the legislation is the first step toward eventually allowing gay marriage in Washington.
More than 30 lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors of the House bill, said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. However, all but two are Republicans, and it will be a fight to get the bill approved in a Democratic-controlled Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.
However, the dilemma is Obama. He supports civil unions and he may not want to rock the boat. So hopefully this bill will fail, especially if Obama trying to save face with us.
Still, it's disappointing to see these fools fight this hard to steal our happiness.