Marriage group blasts new same-sex rights

by Ben Goad, The Hill
February 10, 2014

Opponents of legalized gay marriage are pushing back against the Obama administration’s move to extend additional federal benefits to same-sex couples, calling the move a “dangerous” usurpation of states’ rights.

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder revealed Saturday that the Justice Department would issue a policy memo this week granting gay couples the ability to file jointly for bankruptcy and guaranteeing that married same–sex partners would not be forced to testify against each other in trial.

The announcement roiled groups who have fought government recognition of same-sex unions.

”This is just the latest in a series of moves by the Obama administration, and in particular the Department of Justice, to undermine the authority and sovereignty of the states to make their own determinations regulating the institution of marriage,” National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Brian Brown said in a written response to the impending action.

The policy shift is the latest in a series of executive actions taken by the administration, as president Obama looks to tackle a broad array of items on his second-term agenda without help from the divided Congress.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • gypsy314 says:

    I say it maybe time for the actions no one wants to talk about. Revolution would settle the issue for good NO prisoners.

  • H-ll, They will have hunting buddies or Cheer Leaders, anyone who runs around together who are just best friends drawing benefits before its over with. Thr is no end to this governments incompetency, Time to shake the hive and get rid of most of them.

  • catherinedeanni says:

    I always understood that the states had more rights then the government? It was the states who gave some power to the government to keep our nation secure, run our military & collect taxes to run these programs. I don’t know how they can get away with making the laws for the states.

    1. mudguy1 says:

      The government gets away with it because the states let them. The states are bribed like they were with the 55 MPH law and seatbelt law. No highway funds if they don’t comply.

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