Friday, April 17, 2009

Opposing views: Defense of Marriage Act is becoming indefensible; Maine's marriage equality legislation is "is simply bad law."

04/17/09 Seattle Times:

Columnist Ellen Goodman discusses Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management et al., in which Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders represents plaintiff couples in an equal-protection challenge to the federal DOMA.

"What do you say about a law that 'defends' marriage by denying it?" Goodman asks. "The winds are blowing, but in a very different direction."

Source: ADF Alliance Alert

04/15/09 Bangor Daily News:

Pastor Rick Carver is treasurer of the Maine Family Policy Council. In this rebuttal to the paper's editorial, “Marriage Turns a Corner," he condemns Maine's proposed Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. Claiming that "[m]arriage has always been reserved for one man and one woman for life," he says that society can no more countenance gay marriage, on grounds of equality, than marriage between dogs, between cats, between him and his sister, or between him and his daughter. At the same time, he says that he offers his "comments with the deepest respect for those individuals who find themselves embroiled in this discussion."

Source: ADF Alliance Alert

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