Results tagged “DOMA” from Last Word

"I'm not gay. So I'm not going to marry one." -- Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), when asked by Politico if his views on gay marriage had changed. The D.C.-based publication spoke with several Democratic and Republican congressmen about gay marriage on the heels of Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman's declaration of support for same-sex marriage, and found a "disconnect between ... [Read]

“We know from Scripture, common sense and research that homosexual behavior is immoral, unnatural and unhealthy. We should not normalize this behavior by enshrining it in our marriage laws. … Placing children in homosexual households deliberately deprives children of either a mother or father. No society that cares about children should do this.” Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family ... [Read]

“It is through this brief these citizens can speak so that the anti-equality opinions of the current state administration, as represented by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, do not constitute the only Virginia voice speaking to the Supreme Court.” -- Robin Gorsline, president of People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, which joined LGBT rights organization Equality Virginia and others across ... [Read]

“Proposition 8 deprives the children of same-sex couples of the benefits of being raised in a secure, protected family unit with two married parents. In doing so, it works against the states’ efforts to ‘strengthen the modern family in its many variations.’ The states favor – and therefore encourage – marriage over transient relationships because marriage promotes stable family ... [Read]