President Obama Wants Supreme Court to Overturn Doma
Supreme Court to Decide if Doma is Constitutional
President Obama wants the Supreme Court to decide whether Doma is constitutional and I think it is sad. Doma was signed into law by former president Bill Clinton in 1996. According to Doma, gay couples cannot file joint tax returns and are not eligible for other government benefits.
President Obama gained many voters during his re-election by supporting gay marriage and while polls show that there is a slight increase in the support for gay marriage, it remains unpopular. My state, Florida does not support gay marriage and I am glad. President Obama wants the Supreme Court to help him strike down Doma and I think that this move is becoming a pattern for President Obama, who also asked the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare, which he copied from Mitt Romney.
The Supreme Court should not be asked to defend President Obama's policies, which some people find unpopular such as myself. The reason for the reversal of Doma is simply because President Obama made gay marriage legal. Many people say that gay couples should have the same benefits as heterosexual couples and while this is the issue being discussed, people must remember that gay marriage is the main issue and it is a religious and partisan issue.
The majority of Christians do not support gay marriage and frankly, the economic decline in this country is coinciding with the moral decline. Gay marriage is the underlying issue here, not Doma 8. They cannot be separated and gay marriage will continue to change with each American president.
Some celebrities such as Oprah, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and of course, Ellen DeGeneres support gay marriage, but not everyone in Hollywood such as boxer Manny Pacquiano supports gay marriage. America was founded on Christian values and gay marriage is not one of them. What is sad about President Obama's stance on gay marriage is that before his re-election, a local Miami pastor said that he would serve two terms because his administration was characteristic of the anti-Christ and it is obvious now. Gay marriage is a sin and because we have separated church and state, the government thinks that it needs a decision as to whether gay marriage is constitutional or not.