Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Cradle of Liberty

BOSTON – Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage, sued the U.S. government Wednesday over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
The federal Defense of Marriage Act interferes with the right of Massachusetts to define and regulate marriage as it sees fit, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said. The 1996 law denies federal recognition of gay marriage and gives states the right to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Boston, argues the act "constitutes an overreaching and discriminatory federal law." It says the approximately 16,000 same-sex couples who have married in Massachusetts since the state began performing gay marriages in 2004 are being unfairly denied federal benefits given to heterosexual couples.

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8 comments:

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

John, I can't thank you enough for posting this! Once again it seems you know instinctively what has slipped by my radar.

I am so proud that we live in a state that respects GLBT equality, but to have the AG of MA stand up for us is amazing.

"We will not remember the words of our enemies but rather the silence of our friends" ~MLK

Anonymous said...

Mass Resistance has been targeted by Google and the homosexual hate movement because it tells the truth about the pathology of homosexuality:

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/09c/google_block/Mr_blog_block.html

Homosexuality and lesbianism are both forms of psychopathology. Even the APA recognized this before caving into political pressure in 1973.

But a mental illness cannot be redefined by politics. It remains a mental illness.

John said...

Ah, yes, the all powerful gay lobby.

Sigh

Get some new material, you're boring me.

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

Massresistance as a credible source of information?!

That's not politics OR science, it's comedy!

The reasons that the APA changed it's views on homosexuality are documented and based on science, not politics. More and more each day we are unlocking the mystery of why people are gay, and that mystery seems to be pretty solidly linked to biologic causes rather than disfunctional thought.

For more information on this please visit borndifferent.org, there's a link on the main page of this website for your convenience.

jelly said...

Mass is a pioneer state in GLBT issues.
I'm glad you posted this.

Pathology of homosexuality? lol

Let it be.

John said...

Not just any old pathology, but PSYCHOpathology !!!!

jelly said...

You got that right John!!

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