Gay Marriage
DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) enacted September 21, 1996, is a United States federal law that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman. Like other controversial laws (i.e., Roe v Wade, ObamaCare), the debate continues over the definition of marriage in America. To add to the debate, the Obama Justice Department has taken the very unusual stance of saying it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage. After the SCOTUS decision on ObamaCare, the Obama Administration has asked the Supreme Court for a quick review of gay marriage law. Keep up with the ongoing debate below. On June 26, 2013, The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote. The What you need to know about Marriage guide prepared by The Heritage Foundation answers the top 15 questions on the subject of marriage.
How to vote the Gay Marriage issue in 2012
11/4/12
from The Gray Area:

In the 2012 election, the only real issue in Civil Rights regarding the Gay community is around gay marriage. It is totally wrong to consider the radical left or right positions on the issue of gay rights. The vast majority of Democrats and Republicans agree that everyone in this country has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, you can determine who you choose to love. But there is a debate regarding gay marriage that requires serious attention.

The Democrat platform supports gay marriage. The Democrat platform goes farther to support redefining not only marriage but also family.

The Republican platform is against gay marriage.

Therefore, the choice on gay marriage is very simple, yes or no. However, getting to that simple choice requires a serious debate of the benefits of the issue. The problem comes when militant politics obscures an issue and eliminates the opportunity for honest discussion. There is a mature debate to be had regarding gay marriage. One that shows concern for gay couples and simultaneously addresses the seriousness of the issue.

The best discussion on the issue we have found comes from an article titled, Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage. We suggest you read the article to help you decide how you feel after a thorough discussion of the major questions on this issue.

Then, your simple decision is this:

- if you support gay marriage, you should clearly vote for President Obama and the Democrat candidates.

- if you do not support gay marriage, then you should vote for Governor Mitt Romney and the Republican candidates.



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