Tuesday, October 18, 2011
New York Times on Equality of Marriage
The Defense of Marriage Act forbids the federal government from recognizing legally-bind marriage contracts if they are between two individuals of the same sex. The New York Times, recently editorialized about an attempt to deregulate gay marriage by repealing DOMA.
It noted that the deregulation move has 28 sponsors, none of whom are Republicans. Where are the Republicans in favor of deregulation of same-sex marriage? There aren't any, they are too afraid of the minority of people who are part of the Religious Right. Even at it's height there never was a Moral "Majority." And, on this issue polls show the Republicans are clearly part of an immoral minority.
The Times simply says: "Congress should not need court rulings to recognize the violation of equal protection inherent in the antimarraige act, and should repeal it." Amen. I just wish they felt this way about the reams of other regulations that stifle human freedom.
Read the entire editorial here.