US SENATE SPLITS GAY COUPLES - BUT WHY?
Perpetual contender Newt Gingrich was just on the horn yesterday, touting his participation, "leadership" even, in the moral panic that was 1996's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
While DOMA pretended to enshrine a kind of federalism for gay marriage progression, its real fire came in the infamous "section 3", which excludes people from key aspects of citizenship at the Federal level, no matter what their state decides.
Are there no Republicans in the House or Senate who will stand against these injustices?
Yes, it would be nice to have the president's voice on marriage. But, that is not required (nor perhaps as urgent).
If a gay couple is going to take up the burdensome "institution of marriage" at state law, the least that the Federal Government can do is get out of their way.