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NOM responds to our DOMA efforts with Sen. Reed

DOMA Repeal NOM Exposed Right-wing

By Adam Bink

A few days ago, we called on Sen. Reed to support the Respect for Marriage Act. He responded that he’d consider it very carefully and take some time to look at the bill.

Apparently, the National Organization for Marriage didn’t like that:

President Obama’s unilateral finding that DOMA is unconstitutional, and his directive that DOJ no longer defend DOMA in litigation, amounts to an end run on the Constitution that would short-circuit the judicial process, giving the President striking new powers to retroactively accept or reject laws passed by Congress. While the House is taking action to intervene to ensure that the law is defended, and that it receives a full and vigorous defense, no President has the authority to unilaterally pick and choose which laws are deserving of a legal defense. Now Rhode Island’s senior Senator, Jack Reed, is being pressured by homosexual marriage advocates to reject DOMA and call for its repeal. Take the time today to send Senator Reed a message urging him to stand strong for marriage and family, and to defend DOMA. Thank you.

I was wondering when NOM would notice these efforts.

Unfortunately for NOM, we aren’t going to be scared off or defeated. Now we just have to make sure Sen. Reed sees us out here.

If you haven’t signed, and passed along to folks in Rhode Island, click here to do so! It’s a two-fer: gaining the 31st Senator to co-sponsor this bill, and sticking it to NOM.

25 Comments

  • 1. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    OT but not. This man has life tenure, with power over what rights he thinks the constitution gives people.

    Clarence Thomas Should Be Investigated For Nondisclosure, Democratic Lawmakers Say
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/democrat

  • 2. John_B_in_DC  |  September 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Um… "unilateral finding that DOMA is unconstitutional"??? Do they understand the meaning of the words "unconstitutional", "unilateral", or even "finding"?

  • 3. Ronnie  |  September 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I have taken the time to send Senator Reed a message urging him to stand strong for marriage and family, and to REPEAL DOMA. Thank you…… <3…Ronnie

  • 4. AnonyGrl  |  September 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Not so much, no. :)

  • 5. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    But if you count them, they'll be real….

    Attorney Claims Census Data Promotes A "Sexual Anarchist Agenda"
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/09/3

  • 6. Ronnie  |  September 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    ROFLMGAYAO…… hahahahahahahha….. what a buffoon…. XP…<3…Ronnie

  • 7. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    NOM's Spooky Message to Lawmaker: "You're Next"
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/09/3

  • 8. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Right Wing Tulsa Paper Calls Gay Appointee Perverted
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/09/3

  • 9. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    FRC Criticizes Defense Department for Approving Same-Sex 'Weddings' on Military Bases
    http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/30/3950849/frc-crit

  • 10. Tasty Salamanders  |  September 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    "no President has the authority to unilaterally pick and choose which laws are deserving of a legal defense."

    derp derp derp
    What about the fact they DO have the authority to not defend something and previous Presidents have done so plenty of times before? I am seriously sick of this line being brought out because it is such a blatant lie yet people buy it.

  • 11. Ronnie  |  September 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    OMGolly…. Tony P. from the FRC attacking religious liberty & attacking marriage while showing how much of a treasonous ingrate he is all to advance his radical anti-American, uncivilized, anti-social Fascist agenda to destroy traditional American values of Freedom, Equality, & Unity … who would have thunk it….. (rolls eyes)… I'd ask him to put a sock in it but his rent-boy is probably taking care of that already… did I type that out loud?…. ooops delete…… ; ) …Ronnie

  • 12. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Quigley, Gutierrez, Schakowsky to hold hearing on same-sex marriage
    From a news release
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/ne

  • 13. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    The last of Chris Geidner's essays on the history of DOMA

    Becoming Law
    http://www.metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=6613

  • 14. Elizabeth_Oakes  |  September 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I can see where sending census personnel to someone's house to ask personal questions could lead to unlicensed sexual activity. Is that what he's talking about? or does he think not counting gay people will make them cease to exist? If that's true, maybe the Census should stop tallying divorced people in Defense of Marriage…..

  • 15. Sagesse  |  October 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

    The Political Pulpit

    "This weekend, hundreds of pastors, including some of the nation’s evangelical leaders, will climb into their pulpits to preach about American politics, flouting a decades-old law that prohibits tax-exempt churches and other charities from campaigning on election issues.

    The sermons, on what is called Pulpit Freedom Sunday, essentially represent a form of biblical bait, an effort by some churches to goad the Internal Revenue Service into court battles over the divide between religion and politics.

    The Alliance Defense Fund, a nonprofit legal defense group whose founders include James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, sponsors the annual event, which started with 33 pastors in 2008. This year, Glenn Beck has been promoting it, calling for 1,000 religious leaders to sign on and generating additional interest at the beginning of a presidential election cycle."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/business/flouti

  • 16. Sagesse  |  October 1, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Brewer seeks to deny gay workers' partner benefits

    Read more: http://azstarnet.com/news/state-and-regional/arti

  • 17. John_B_in_DC  |  October 1, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Oops, I left out "is".

  • 18. Ronnie  |  October 1, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Happy LGBT History Month…. Every day this month Equality Forum & LGBThistory.com will release a video featuring one of their chosen LGBT icons for 2011. Kye Allums has the honor of being the first icon of 2011 :

    “I had to come out because it was too hard not being myself.” ~ Kye Allums, the first openly transgender athlete to play NCAA Division I college basketball.

    Read his full bio here: http://www.lgbthistorymonth.com/kye-allums?tab=bi

    <3…Ronnie:
    [youtube eoq-qeYt8tE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoq-qeYt8tE youtube]

  • 19. Sagesse  |  October 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Obama: Mike Mullen’s Testimony Was The ‘Tipping Point’ For Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/09/30/333099/o

  • 20. Ronnie  |  October 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

    EQUAL TAXES = EQUAL RIGHTS!!!….. Then Brewer needs to stop taxing them so that they can afford to purchase health issuance for their spouse & family…. PERIOD!!!….. <3…Ronnie

  • 21. Sagesse  |  October 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Tony Perkins Says Christie’s Anti-Bullying Position Will Be Problem For GOP
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/09/27/329696/t

    Ah, the fine line between bullying, and "telling LGBT youth that they are wrong to lead their life as they are…."

  • 22. Ronnie  |  October 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Tony Perkins' pro-murder position is a problem and a crime against humanity….. <3…Ronnie

  • 23. Sagesse  |  October 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Mullen Says ‘There Haven’t Been Any Incidents’ Since Repeal Of DADT, Dodges Marriage Equality Question
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/09/30/332809/m

  • 24. Sagesse  |  October 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Akin: DOD allowing chaplains to officiate same-sex marriages is illegal
    http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/defense-homela

    So an LGB(notT) servicemember can marry off-post in a state that has marriage equality, but it is somehow horrific if it occurs on a military base, or if a military chaplain officiates? If the service itself is perfectly legal under DOMA, what's the big deal about where it takes place?

  • 25. lesbians love boies  |  October 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I am curious which judges from the 9th circuit will get this appeal.

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