Ed Team

States' Rights Hurt, Not Helped, by DOMA

Filed By Ed Team | July 10, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts

"It is unconstitutional for the federal government to discriminate, as it does because of DOMA's restrictive definition of marriage. It is also unconstitutional for the federal government to decide who is married and to create a system of first- and second-class marriages.The federal government cannot require states, such as Massachusetts, to further the discrimination through federal programs, either. The time has come for this injustice to end."

--Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act

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Oh yeah, but it's still perfectly ok to discriminate against transpeople, right?

Please...such utter and complete hypocrisy really makes me ill.

Such words mean little or nothing coming from Mass. pols.

Erich Riesenberg | July 11, 2009 8:20 AM

I think repeal of DOMA would help trans people marry people of the same gender and get federal rights also!

Keep the faith, people can be so selfish and self absorbed but this wonderful, diverse, glbtqdctbca community is full of love and warmth and support! :-))