DOMA Protects the People’s Vote
Homosexual activists protesting this week against DOMA are part of the same forces who are working to impose their view on society by court mandate rather than by vote.
Instead of letting the people choose the laws they will live by, these activists argue that homosexuality is their right, and marriage is a human right, not to be denied. They have argued their case in courts across the country, seeking to override the voice of the people with mixed results.
Already activists are turning their gaze from their substantial losses in California, Florida and Arizona, to the next round of states locally, and to repealing DOMA at the national level. If DOMA is repealed, all states would be forced to recognize the same sex “marriages” of other states.
Nationally, DOMA is the only law that prevents one state’s Judicial tyranny from tyrannizing the entire nation, and must be protected.
Activists On the March:
“The federal-level protest is a transformation of sorts for grassroots activists who had remained focused on the ins and outs of passage of Proposition 8 – the California constitutional amendment that not only banned gay marriage but also put a stop to gay wedding celebrations occurring in the state. Of the 29 constitutional gay marriage bans in America, only blue California has revoked the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Many of Saturday’s protesters were still reeling from that loss.
“I’m deeply offended by people trying to repeal our being married,” Barbara Keehn, who legally married her wife, Colleen Hines, in California during the “summer of love,” told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It’s a slap in the face.”
Protesters in Chicago marched in the downtown area and called on President-elect Barack Obama to repeal DOMA.
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay and lesbian rights advocate, lists repeal of federal DOMA as a top priority.”
There are many valid concerns with the legalization of homosexual marriage. This is not an issue that ought to be forced on the country, as San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom so famously declared: “Whether you like it or not!”