Victory is at hand!

Posted by DesertFox on June 26, 2013, 11:03 a.m.

www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/scotus-same-sex-marriage/

Quote: The article
Ruling 5-4, the Supreme Court today struck down a federal law that recognized lawful marriages as only between between a man and a woman.

The dispute before the court revolved around the Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Among other things, the law defines, for federal purposes, marriage as the union of a man and woman. That denies a host of federal benefits — including Social Security survivors’ benefits, insurance benefits for government employees and estate taxes — to same-sex couples, even those granted the right to marry in another country or any of the 12 states and the District of Columbia that recognize such nuptials.

Two federal appeals courts had declared DOMA unconstitutional. […]

Short blog, but I think it speaks for itself. This is important to several of the members of this site, myself included.

¡Viva la Revolución!

And how apt it was that as I was reading this, this came up on pandora:

Just imagine an army pressing forward, marching against seemingly inexorable odds but not faltering. I think it synchronizes nicely.

Comments

JuurianChi 10 years, 11 months ago

DesertFox 10 years, 11 months ago

Oh, Jack…

flashback 10 years, 11 months ago

mr8bit 10 years, 11 months ago

This is good.

Striking down the Voting Rights Act, however, is bad.

Basically, fuck this Court is what I'm trying to say. I just wish every ruling wasn't some shitty hold-your-breath crap shoot.

DesertFox 10 years, 11 months ago

@mr8bit - you might want to clarify that the Voting Rights Act isn't connected to this. However, I know exactly what you mean. It seems that Scotus is either passing very good stuff, or very terrible stuff - with little inbetween. I think, perhaps, this is slightly better than what they have been doing, which was essentially avoiding several issues altogether. Now we've had a launch, things are moving and Scotus is realizing 'hey, I'm a third branch of the government! I'm supposed to have power too!'. What we need to do now is course correction, if you'll pardon my rocketry metaphor.

This, of course, applies to many more issues than just the ones here in this blog.

Cesque 10 years, 11 months ago

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The dispute before the court revolved around the Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996.

Heh…

Ferret 10 years, 11 months ago

mr8bit 10 years, 11 months ago

Oh yeah. Two separate decisions. (DOMA and Voting Rights Act) Sorry for any confusion.

It's like, yesterday, they struck down the VRA because Hey! This is 2013, baby! We've moved beyond discrimination. And then the very next day they strike down DOMA because it's… wait for it… discrimination!

And here I am, left to wonder: "da fuck?!"

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Heh…

I fail to see the point of pointing this out. Republicans held BOTH the House and the Senate in 1996 and they were the ones who first drafted and then passed the DOMA legislation. Since that time, they have consistently fought tooth and nail against any attempts of gay rights recognition. Implying that both parties are equally guilty of being anti-gay is both intellectually dishonest and intellectually lazy.

mr8bit 10 years, 11 months ago

Oh. Yeah…

Well then. Never mind.

JuurianChi 10 years, 11 months ago

We did it, guys!