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New York appeals court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act
A federal appeals court in New York became the nation's second to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, finding that the Clinton-era law's denial of federal benefits to married same-sex couples is unconstitutional.
The divisive act, which was passed in 1996, bars federal recognition of such marriages and says other states cannot be forced to recognize them.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined Thursday that the federal law violates the Constitution's equal protection clause, ruling in favor of widow Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who sued the federal government for charging her more than $363,000 in estate taxes after being denied the benefit of spousal deductions....
Christopher000 wrote: The ball started rolling downhill fast when they outlawed prayer from the schools in the 50's(?). Society has been on a steady decline since then but I'm astonished at how rapidly every sort of evil has been accepted as the new normal over the past several years. Pretty soon it'll be a free for all where almost anything goes.
The very creation of public education was a beginning of the acceptance of evil. Forcing folks to pay for someone else's education at the threat of the loss of their property so that others can outsource their familial responsibility to the state is an evil unto itself. Similarly just as education should rightly have nothing to do with the state, neither too should marriage have anything to do with the state.
My salvation is found in Christ alone! This is a result of sin and of Romans 1 coming to fruition, people cannot even think straight and most don't know it. This is a result of a church that says Christ is Lord and yet spend time consumed with how Republicans can save us, my Bible says they ultimately won't. Vote smart, be careful where your hope lies, Wake Up Church!
The ball started rolling downhill fast when they outlawed prayer from the schools in the 50's(?). Society has been on a steady decline since then but I'm astonished at how rapidly every sort of evil has been accepted as the new normal over the past several years. Pretty soon it'll be a free for all where almost anything goes.