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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

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Friday, March 31, 2006

Once More With Feeling

Found on my favorite lesbian message board from my friend Nony in response to this article: Court: Gays Can't Come to Mass. to Marry

This doesn't surprise me a bit. I was curious about this 1913 law they're using as the basis of this decision. An article here;

Gay Marriage Limit

[which] spells it out more clearly as a law originally written to block interracial marriages. [emphasis mine] It seems rather suspicious that the article below didn't mention such a hugely discriminatory detail, don't you think? That law should have been struck from the books ages ago and not allowed to be recycled to keep rights from yet another group of people.

I'm a little fuzzy on details but here's what this looks like to me; The people of Mass have recognized gay marriage. The Republican governor and their supreme court don't like it. To keep their actions (of allowing the marriages) from being used in lawsuits by out-of-staters, they're disallowing the union for all but their own citizens.

DOMA is supposedly overrules (sic) the Full Faith & Credit Clause set out in Article four of our Constitution. This clause agrees in 'mutual understanding to recognize, honor and enforce one another (states) actions.' There are probably about 38 or 39 states now who have rejected gay marriage..

Full Faith and Credit Clause

but just to make sure they aren't REALLY supporting gay marriage or giving any legal precedence to residents of other states.. they're waving around an old law against interracial marriage like it was a flag with Christ's face on it.

If there is a God, I think he'd be ashamed.
~ Nony


'Nuff said.




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1 Comments:

Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

I was surprised the MA Supremes went this way, but my guess is they did more for tactical reasons, fearing a potential backlash if the doors were opened. Thats a wild guess, no logic intended!

The forces lined against us are feeling their oats. Polls in NH show people support the idea of same sex marriage, yet our Republican House leaders keep muttering about one man one woman, and doing what people want. It leaves me shaking my head, given the poll numbers. In other states, Republicans trip all over themselves getting this on the ballot. Think you will see it on a NH ballot? Har!

6:26 PM PST  

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