Friday, December 09, 2005

Defense of Marriage Act

As I mentioned yesterday I wanted to continue to bring up conservative or Republican policies that President Clinton had signed during his term in office. Conveniently today I have the chance to mention another while tying in some current news.

Yesterday a New York state appeals court reversed a ruling that would have permitted same-sex couples to get a marriage license in New York City by a previous court that had ruled it was unconstitutional not to give them one.

Once again ironically one of the reasons fighting off such same-sex marriage rulings have been so successful has been thanks to legislation passed and signed in 1996 by Democrat favorite Bill Clinton, which was called the Defense of Marriage Act. The act allows each state to deny any marriage like relationship between same-sex couples recognized in another state. It also specifically states that marriage be defined as a “legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife”. It further defines a spouse as “a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife”.

Could you imagine if President Bush were to sign such legislation?

Good job Bill, you’re looking more like a Republican everyday.

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