At 2/22/13 06:46 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/22/13 06:41 PM, Ceratisa wrote:
Well in this fine Republic in order for something to be voted into law there needs to be support of it. And in this case Support < Against But as time goes on it is changing.Yeah, but it's every republican senator vs. every democratic senator, not what the people of America want. I have met and even just seen FAR more support for than against gay marriage.
Doma was passed with a majority of both in congress and signed by Bill Clinton.
President Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) -- HR 3396 or Public Law No. 104-199 -- on 21 September 2000. It defines marriage as an act between heterosexuals and frees one state from being required to honor the same-sex marriage conducted in another state. As of this writing, 39 states have laws based on DOMA; 18 of those are amendments to the state constitution.
HR 3396 was a fast-track bill in the House. The Judiciary Committee moved it out on 9 July and then the House passed the bill, 342-67, on 12 July; two abstained and 22 did not vote. The Senate passed the bill, 85-14, on 10 September; one did not vote.
And most recently
Following Holder's announcement that the Obama Administration would no longer defend DOMA section 3 in court, on March 16, 2011, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Respect for Marriage Act in the Senate again and Nadler introduced it in the House. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 in favor of advancing the bill to the Senate floor, but observers believed it would not gain the 60 votes needed to end debate and bring it to a vote.
Obama's pretty much dropped the pro gay stuff since the election.