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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 05:37 PM

State Marriage Defense Act introduced in U.S. Senate Receives USCCB Endorsement

And here we go again....

http://www.usccb.org/news/2014/14-043.cfm
State Marriage Defense Act introduced in U.S. Senate Receives Strong Endorsement From USCCB Subcommittee Chairman
February 28, 2014

Archbishop Cordileone says federal government acting contrary to Supreme Court decision
Federal government ought to defer to state law where couples reside
Says state laws defining marriage as between a man and woman deserve respect


WASHINGTON—Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, strongly endorsed the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 (S. 2024) introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). A companion bill (H.R. 3829) was previously introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Randy Weber (R-TX).

In a February 28 letter of support to Senator Cruz, Archbishop Cordileone noted that the Department of Justice is the most recent federal agency “to use a ‘place of celebration’ rule rather than a ‘place of domicile’ rule when determining the validity of a marriage for purposes of federal rights, benefits, and privileges.”

“By employing a ‘place of celebration’ rule, these agencies have chosen to ignore the law of the state in which people reside in determining whether they are married. The effect, if not the intent, of this choice is to circumvent state laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” said Archbishop Cordileone.

He noted that these federal agencies are acting contrary to the Supreme Court decision on the federal Defense of Marriage Act. “The Supreme Court’s decision last year in United States v. Windsor, however, requires the federal government to defer to state marriage law, not disregard it.” He concluded the bill is necessary because it “would remedy this problem by requiring the federal government, consistent with Windsor, to defer to the marriage law of the state in which people actually reside when determining whether they are married for purposes of federal law.” MORE

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theHandpuppet Feb 2014 OP
Beachwood Feb 2014 #1
CurtEastPoint Feb 2014 #2
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #4
Behind the Aegis Feb 2014 #3
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #5
dlwickham Feb 2014 #6
nomorenomore08 Mar 2014 #7

Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 05:48 PM

1. USCCB? That would be the folks that never pay any taxes and yet

 

want to limit the freedoms and powers and rights of other human beings on this planet?

Have I got the correct group here?

Supposedly a-sexual men, all in the same philosophical club, all believing the same fairytales... and they want to restrict the rights of other human beings?

Have I got this correct? Why is not most of America laughing at the USCCB?

Does not the USCCB understand the concept of freedom?

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Response to Beachwood (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 05:53 PM

2. Totally agree with you, my friend.

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Response to Beachwood (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:02 PM

4. Yeah, that USCCB

The folks behind scores of lawsuits against the rights of women and LGBTs. The ones who have joined with RW evangelicals and Republicans (including Tea Partiers) to fight non-discrimination laws, contraception and reproductive rights, gay adoption rights, gay marriage et al. They are probably in mourning over their loss in Arizona.

But never mind me. I'm just a "hater".

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 05:54 PM

3. They are getting quite desperate!

We have our work cut out for us, that is for sure.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:10 PM

5. Yes, we do.

Even on DU.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 10:18 PM

6. I always read the Archbishop's name as Corleone

as in The Godfather

I wouldn't put it past these people to leave a horse's head in someone's bed

just as corrupt as the Mafia

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:36 AM

7. We need to make these fuckers an offer they can't refuse!

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