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Should gay marriage remain State decided?

With President Obama becoming the first U.S. president to openly support gay marriage (even if it is only because Biden forced him to do it by doing it first), it brings to topic the question on who should continue to determine the rights for same sex unions.

Based on the current events, if it were up to the White House, same sex unions would be legal. However it currently stands with the individual states.

North Carolina lawmakers exercised their right to choose and voted against same sex unions. Just the same, states like Vermont allow it. You win some, you lose some.

Do you think this power should stay with the individual states or should the White House have absolute say on the issue?

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Tovah DiPrinzio
8 years ago

There is a little known Federal marriage law, signed in by Clinton in 1996. It’s called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as a legal union between 1 man and one woman. I’m not saying I agree with it. Just stating facts.

Angel Rodriguez
8 years ago

Hey Kwame, one day, one day our dream of marriage will come true.

Angel Rodriguez
8 years ago

SHUT UP Kwame! Just shut up or I’ll carve my name into your face.. No, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean that. Come back baby, don’t cry. Come here. Seriously come here or I’LL CUT YOU B*TCH!!!

Tovah DiPrinzio
8 years ago

As far as I know States Rights always take precidence, but whether or not it is for the purpose of federal benefits, it still defines marriage at the federal level.

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