Comments on: Huntsman: DOMA ‘serves a useful purpose’ http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/ America's Leading LGBT News Source Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Jon http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-41622 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:50:59 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-41622 We already have “civil marriage”: go to city hall and get married and God isn’t invoked at all. Why are people so willing to surrender marriage to the churches? Marriage is a right for us all, let’s keep it.

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By: Fact Checking the Debate in Iowa; Writer, Activist Paul Varnell Dies; President Zuma Urged to Oppose Nigerian Anti-Gay Law; and more… | DailyQueerNews.com http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40387 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:08:35 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40387 […] Huntsman DOMA ‘Serves a Useful Purpose’. Read more […]

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By: Curtis http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40348 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:26:42 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40348 You simply cannot say you support equality under the law and also say you support DOMA. Equality, and laws like DOMA that restrict equality are fundamentally incompatible.

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By: Mike K http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40343 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:07:25 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40343 Someone needs to remind Mr Perry that what Mr Obama has done is more Christ like than he has been. Jesus stepped in and kept a prostitute from being stoned, telling the crowd that the one who is sin free should throw the first stone, no one was so they left in peace. The US stepping up and speaking out for LGBT people around the world mirrors Jesus far more than any of the hate coming from Mr. Perry’s mouth.

As for DOMA, it is nothing but discrimination. We have been together for 11 years, legally married for 3 now, yet on my SSDI, Medicare and Medical it lists me as single. I have to pay out more for my medical expenses because I am single, if something happens to me while I am on dialysis and I die, my husband gets nothing, how is that anything but discrimination? We have paid the same taxes, played by the same rules, yet we are not treated the same.

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By: Jon Huntsman On DOMA: It ‘Serves A Useful Purpose’ | Jon Huntsman http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40341 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 16:14:04 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40341 […] the Washington Blade is reporting, the Republican presidential hopeful said that DOMA “serves a useful purpose” in […]

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By: sweetfunkystuff http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40325 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 07:03:22 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40325 Believe me–an uncomfortable number of these people wish they had been.

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By: sweetfunkystuff http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40324 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 07:01:59 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40324 You have an interesting idea there, but if the “I’m against gay marriage, but I support civil unions” people really do support civial unions with all of the rights that are conferred upon heterosexual married couples, then why hasn’t any of them introduced such a compromise? I suspect that it’s because they not only don’t want gay people to have “marriage,” they don’t want us to have anything that is marriage-like.

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By: BobN http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40318 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 04:13:10 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40318 Even the most “pro-gay” GOP contender won’t clearly state his position, in the hope that it’ll please enough gays to get him some money and please enough bigots to get him some votes.

You CANNOT simultaneously support equality and Section 3 of DOMA. Unless you’re a liar, of course.

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By: tristram http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40299 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:29:27 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40299 @frankjc and Spencer and anyone else who thinks the courts, specifically the Supreme Court, will rule in favor or lgbt equality in any of the pending or prospective cases:

Get real. It is not clear that the SC as presently constituted would find DOMA, Prop. 8 (or any other discriminatory laws that are being challenged) unconstitutional or otherwise impermissible. And if a Republican (any of the possible nominees, including Huntsman) is elected President next year, there is a very good chance that the likely retirements/replacements will shift the Court sharply toward the Scalia/Thomas wing. Meaning that the Court is more likely to limit or overturn Lawrence v. Texas than it is to strike down any part of DOMA.

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By: jason Duffy http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/12/08/huntsman-doma-serves-a-useful-purpose/#comment-40298 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:20:18 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=32623#comment-40298 Gov. Huntsman is a breath of fresh air among G.O.P. candidates, I believe he is good man, however “marriage” in its common denominator in America is basically a “legal commitment” entered into by consenting adults, (I should know, I’ve been married 3 times) it is a “contract” legally binding, and should be open to all consenting adults, regardless of sexual orientation. Religious Conservatives love to hide behind the “scriptures” as reason to oppose this, however the scriptures also “condemn” heterosexuals “living together” unmarried, they also call for “woman to be silent in Church” tell me one denomination that still follows these archaic “rules” I firmly believe as long as ANY 2 adults mutually agree on a “marriage contract” who is the State to deny them? J. Duffy

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