Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"Married" Homosexuals Challenge DOMA In Court

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Yesterday we said the Global Warming demonstration in Washington D.C., billed as the biggest ever, may be snowed and frozen out. It was. Even Pelosi couldn't make it because of the weather. Read the story.

Mary Ritchie, a Massachusetts state police trooper and her "spouse" Kathleen Bush, along with about a dozen others, have filed suit against the federal government, claiming DOMA --the Defense Of Marriage Act, which protects traditional marriage as between one man and one woman, discriminates against gay people and is unconstitutional.

This case not only threatens DOMA, but is a case study of what will happen in Washington State if we allow SB 5688 and HB 1727 to pass.

The attitude of the Obama administration is clearly left to extreme left on this and a number of other important values issues.

The President has promised to work to repeal DOMA.

This lawsuit will be a useful tool in that process.

In the set-up of this case, it is possible that with a victory, Massachusetts would be imposing its state laws regarding homosexual marriage onto the entire nation.

Washington State's HB 1727 and SB 5688 is a similar attempt to use litigation to achieve, in this case "marriage," for gays in the state.

Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, says the lawsuit is a "plausible challenge" to DOMA.

Matt Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel said, "Massachusetts has made benefits available on a state level, but cannot force the federal government's hand or the other states to accept same-sex marriage."

However, if this case would in fact defeat DOMA that's exactly what would happen.

If HB 1727 and SB 5688 are passed in Washington, homosexuals will immediately file suit, claiming the state is discriminating against them because there is now no legal difference between domestic partners and marriage. That will also be a "plausible challenge". They will use the resulting law from HB 1727 and SB 5688 as proof.

With a complicit Governor and complicit, or at best, misled Legislature, it will be an easy step from where we are to where the homosexual activists want us to be. It will be a done deal.

This is why we are doing everything we can possibly do to defeat these bills. This is not, nor has it ever been primarily about benefits. It's about redefining marriage.

And this is why we are asking for your financial support and for you to call your elected officials and tell them you oppose these bills. These two bills are on the march and our time frame in which to act is very small.

Thanks for standing with us.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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