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Author Topic: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...  (Read 8234 times)

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Offline buginme2

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Good news on the DOMA /marriage front today!


WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday that when it comes to taxes, it will recognize same-sex couples' marriages even if they live in a state that does not.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/same-sex-couples-federal-taxes_n_3837444.html
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Offline mitch777

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YIPPIE!!!!! :) :) :)
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Offline bocker3

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So glad that they are doing the right thing. 

Can't wait to refile our 2012 taxes and get back a good chunk of change.

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Offline tednlou2

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I am just amazed at how much change there has been in such a short time.

Offline oksikoko

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I seriously hope folks aren't getting their hopes up about a broad ruling.

btw Mitchell, are you married?

Haha, at first I thought you asked this because of the enthusiastic reply to that bottom comment...

I have a weird relationship to gay rights since I've been poz. While I wish them the best, it all seems removed now. I don't feel like that's my fight anymore somehow, like I can only handle being one minority at a time. I would be a terrible lesbian.

Edit: Obviously, I have a stake in it. I'm just talking about perceptions here, not reality.
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Offline tednlou2

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I had the complete opposite reaction.  Marriage equality became so much more important, after I tested poz.  I tested poz in the hospital, at a time when I didn't have health insurance.  I mean, I obviously always wanted marriage equality.  However, it wasn't something I spent much time on.  But, having no insurance at the time and not being able to use my partner's insurance, really made me see how this was way more than just planning a wedding. 

Just giving my experience and not discounting your feelings.  I get where you're coming from. 

Offline Oceanbeach

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Being a gay Californian and an honorably discharged veteran, I was questioning the use of the VA home loan because as a person disabled by AIDS, I do not have the income to qualify for this mortgage loan.  I contacted a gay realtor I know who is married, he did not know how the Veterans Administration was dealing with same sex marriage but referred me to the VA lender. 

His VA lender said neither myself nor my partner qualify for the VA loan unless we are married.  My income is too low, he is not a veteran but if we are not married and bring in the marriage license he will write the loan.  I can see my mother saying, "when I see a marriage license".   8)  Have the best day
Michael

Offline oksikoko

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I had the complete opposite reaction.  Marriage equality became so much more important, after I tested poz.  I tested poz in the hospital, at a time when I didn't have health insurance.  I mean, I obviously always wanted marriage equality.  However, it wasn't something I spent much time on.  But, having no insurance at the time and not being able to use my partner's insurance, really made me see how this was way more than just planning a wedding. 

Just giving my experience and not discounting your feelings.  I get where you're coming from.

Ha, I'm sure I'd feel differently if I had a partner and any of this affected me directly. ;)

And it's not really how I feel feel about it when push comes to shove. It's just a vague sense of otherness when I read about these issues lately. I feel more HIV+ than I do gay, I guess you could say. Though I'm pretty darn gay...
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...
« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2013, 02:05:05 PM »
This was interesting . Im not big on debating what would Jesus do on the social issues of the day but it is refreshing to see how many people who self identify as a christian and live outside of the LGBT community have come to see our issue as a basic human rights issue .

http://www.upworthy.com/a-pastor-asks-a-politician-why-he-supports-gay-marriage-it-seems-he-wasnt-prepared-for-his-reply?c=upw1

Offline mitch777

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Re: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...
« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2013, 02:21:16 PM »
This was interesting . Im not big on debating what would Jesus do on the social issues of the day but it is refreshing to see how many people who self identify as a christian and live outside of the LGBT community have come to see our issue as a basic human rights issue .

http://www.upworthy.com/a-pastor-asks-a-politician-why-he-supports-gay-marriage-it-seems-he-wasnt-prepared-for-his-reply?c=upw1

ps- nice avatar Jeff.  :P

Great clip! I wish every politician and every leader of a church who believes that their is something inherently wrong with being gay were required to watch it.
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...
« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2013, 02:47:13 PM »
I guess the United States doesn't have a monopoly on religious nuts.

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2013, 03:02:01 PM »
I guess the United States doesn't have a monopoly on religious nuts.


If you've followed the news in France over the past year then you'd know that the anti-LGBT movement (which, frankly, seems 10 times over the top than in the US) isn't religious based.
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Offline mitch777

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Re: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...
« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2013, 03:59:42 PM »
If you've followed the news in France over the past year then you'd know that the anti-LGBT movement (which, frankly, seems 10 times over the top than in the US) isn't religious based.

They remind me of the KKK. ::)

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/06/frances-flamboyant-shirtless-anti-gay-protesters-are-eyeing-tour-de-france/66172/
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Offline Miss Philicia

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"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline mitch777

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Re: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2013, 04:28:13 PM »
But you have to admire the flair for drama -- he would have made an excellent homosexual!
lol. sometimes it's best to just let them do their own thing and call it a day.
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Offline Grasshopper

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Re: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Up for US Supreme Court Review This Week...
« Reply #65 on: September 26, 2013, 01:52:20 AM »
Rome wasn't built in one day :

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/26/george-bush-sr-official-witness-same-sex-wedding

"In July, Bush Jr said he would not comment on the issue, saying he "shouldn't be taking a speck out of someone else's eye when I have a log in my own". He later explained that he would not answer the question because he was out of politics.

 


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