I'm just prefacing this with the fact that I am pro-gay marriage due to the fact that the act and deed of marriage (which is a religious act--the joining of two souls into one) has become inextricably intertwined with the civil contract that is the joining of households/goods/insurance, etc. into one by our government and unless and until those two portions of what has come to be known as 'marriage' are separated for everyone, then I have to firmly put myself in the gay-marriage corner.
That said, I find it.... interesting... that gay folks have their collective knickers in a twist because the Obama DOJ has come out in defense of DOMA-the Defense of Marriage Act which passed in 1996. For those with no sense of history, Clinton was in the White House then and won his second term in office in 1996 (can't blame Bush for this one, folks). Gay committees and activists are incensed and shocked (SHOCKED) that the DOJ used examples such as incest and underage partners in its brief defending DOMA.
But of course it was okay for the Obama DOJ to classify as 'possible terrorists' our returning military personnel and pretty much everyone else who didn't walk the Politically Correct line--using the outliers of a social group as their examples to justify their position. Hmmmmm... I'm sensing a trend!
In this case, though, I think the Obama Administration is alienating its funding base. There are a LOT of very wealthy two income/no kids gay households out there and the Kool-Aid they drank is starting to wear off as they realize that the Administration is basically willing to screw everybody and anybody in order to meet its own goals and that they told people what they wanted to hear in order to get elected. Oh the shock, oh the horror, oh the surprise! It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in the next little while.
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