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House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, congress, government, good news, gay rights, DOMA, freedoms )

- 1768 days ago -
House Republican leaders announced in a court filing Thursday that they will not defend remaining statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition of same-sex couples' marriages.

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JL A (281)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thanks Carrie for sharing this good news that they will stop wasting our tax dollars defending unconstitutional statutes!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:22 pm
Alas, only on this one subject, JL. they are still going to waste money on women's health and general health care. And Food Stamps. And filibustering judge appointments, which weren't in the compromise. And - well, I'm sure you get the picture. But yes, as far as it goes, this is VERY good news.

JL A (281)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:05 pm
We do have three key appointments now with EPA, CFB and Labor (Perez replacing Solis)...hope more soon to come (at least one more made it out of committee this week).

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:07 pm
Very cool! And, Nancy Pelosi showed that she has some sparks of life in her!

Jason S (50)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:17 pm
Good posting, thanks

Laurie H (817)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:52 pm
This is good news Carrie! I too have high hopes with the change of appointments replacements---- Time will tell, Thanks Carrie!!~

Kit B (276)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:57 pm

There is something deeply disturbing about a party that is so very interested in our sex lives. Perverts. Now maybe they could move on to the business of governing and stop panty sniffing. Marry, sleep with or without whom ever is your choice, try to enjoy this one shot at live on blue marble.

Edith B (146)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:52 pm
Thanks for posting. Did they finally realize the public was not supporting them?

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 9:13 pm
There is something deeply disturbing about the GOP, in general!

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 11:21 pm
I wish they'd drop the word marriage and make it partnership or, as it is here, domestic partner.
Words are important. They carry heavy impacts and trail garbage when attached to a painful-
through-the-ages subject. A rose by any other name does not smell as sweet. Tell your
loved one you're sending them a thorn bush!!!

When I was in a gay relationship (no more!!! thank God) as registered domestic partners Michelle and I could have even owned property together. That's the info I was given. As long as we were "domestic partners".

This poisonous "marriage" word is like waving a red flag in front of a sadly outraged bull. I think both sides are aggravating serious wounds.

TomCat S (129)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:23 am
That should save them m ore humiliation

Fiona O (565)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:13 am
What is this a sign of????? In the House GOP, certainly not intelligence. Great article, Carrie.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:24 am
WE win.

br ad (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:39 pm
Whats this WE stuff? I happen to be saddened by this news. I cant say much more without hurting some feelings so......

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:22 pm
I don't think they had a choice.

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:25 pm
People should have the freedom to marry anyone they wish.

Carol H (229)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:23 am
thanks Carrie, noted.

pam w (139)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 10:18 am
In an ideal world, these bible-bashing bullies would stop trying to look important by kicking up smoke screens/picking on women/homosexuals and actually DO something to improve the economy, education, foreign relations, etc.

In an ideal world.


Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 6:53 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Well, their lips moved, so I guess they said something. Only time will tell if they're telling the truth. Since they're taking off the entire month of Aug. and then most of Sept., I guess the GOP will be rested and ready for the next batch of ridiculous bills that will never pass.
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