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The President gave us new momentum for passing the Respective for Marriage Act and dumping DOMA. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY08), the bill’s sponsor:
UPDATE: Frances and Takako and Tim and Edwin are among five plaintiff couples suing the federal government in a new challenge to the federal-recognition component of the Defense of Marriage Act, filed by Immigration Equality and the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Executive Director Rachel Tiven:
The families in today’s lawsuit meet every qualification for immigration benefits, with the sole exception that they happen to be lesbian or gay. Solely because of their sexual orientation, they have been singled out, under federal law, for discrimination and separation. That’s not only unconscionable; it is unconstitutional. We know DOMA cannot withstand careful review, and we know we will prevail on their behalf.
I hate having to start every entry making this claim, but I will do it again: I am not a conspiracy theorist.
But, I want to bring to your attention a conversation you probably haven't heard about. A conspiracy theorist might say you haven't heard of the story because the media is extremely conservative and biased. But, I won't say that, because I am not a conspiracy theorist.
Back to the point! Yesterday, in an interview on CNN, John Boehner the acting majority leader for the US House of Representatives was quoted as saying, "Let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld."
At this point you are probably asking yourself, "why not, who else should we blame?"
But, since you weren't lucky enough to interview the leader of the House Republicans, Wolf Blitzer asked for you.
Blitzer replied, "But he's in charge of the military."
Boehner responded with a direct and non-botched answer: "The fact is, the generals on the ground are in charge, and he works closely with them and the president."