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So, how has the repeal of DOMA affected you?

  1. jlpark profile image86
    jlparkposted 4 years ago

    So, how has the repeal of DOMA affected you?

    I'm not American, and have marriage equality in my home country, so I am not directly affected by the repeal of DOMA - however, I have followed it closely, as it affects many people I care about.  I'm reading lots about how it is great, or how it will be the 'downfall' of society.  What are your views and how has it affected you PERSONALLY. (not you in general due to dislike of gay people etc)

  2. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 4 years ago

    I have friends and family who are gay, but for the most part they are already content and happy with their lives and relationships as they are, so it doesn't have a big impact on that level for me. I am, however, happy for everyone in general. It's encouraging that at least in this one regard we are moving in the right direction.

    On a personal level, it has been an unexpectedly satisfying event, and I feel kind of guilty about it, but watching and listening to all the bigots choke on their words is fantastic. That taburkett fellow ranting and raving like a street corner lunatic, for instance, just puts a smile on my face. Or Justice Scalia whipping out his thesaurus to try and fully capture such an apocalyptic decision...And I know that's kind of mean, but these folks built a fortress of delusion righteousness and from it have spent years throwing stones at people, so I think they had it coming. It is satisfying to now watch their walls crumble and to see them hurt the way they so often hurt others.

    All we need now is a gay illegal immigrant couple getting married and being extended social benefits and maybe some conservative heads would literally just start to explode.

    1. jlpark profile image86
      jlparkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You know - I was imagining all those things you mentioned! I can see heads popping now!

    2. junkseller profile image84
      junksellerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Don't know if they are getting benefits but I can definitely see some head-popping with this—"First Gay Couple Receives Green Card In Wake Of DOMA Decision" http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/20 … card-doma/

  3. mkjohnston81 profile image81
    mkjohnston81posted 4 years ago

    The thing that is a bit confusing about the "repeal" of DOMA is that, unfortunately it was not entirely repealed.  Only the section that affects federal benefits was repealed.  There is still the part that give states the right to NOT recognize same sex marriages from other states (which is also in violation of the Full Faith & Credit clause in the Constitution).  So for the time being, unfortunately, the change to DOMA has no affect on me because I live in a state that does not recognize same sex marriage :-( 
    I am very happy that we have taken a step in the right direction though, and hope that the rest of DOMA will be repealed in the near future!

    1. jlpark profile image86
      jlparkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm hopeful too that the rest of DOMA will be repealed. Hopefully soon enough for you and yours.

  4. Mr. Thinktank profile image77
    Mr. Thinktankposted 4 years ago

    The only thing this past week has taught me is that the liberties of americans can be changed, undone, or prevented at an extremely rapid pace. I'm glad that part of the provision for DOMA was struck down, but America has become so polarized in the last few years. Where there use to be compromise, now there is just partisan bickering and political warfare. For instance, Abortion rights in Texas was upheld this week, while a key part of our civil rights act was repealed. Politicians are duking it out constantly and while they are fighting the only casualties of this battle are the liberties of Americans. It's a chaotic time and I think the repeal of DOMA will reflect that in our history to come. Anyway, that's how it has affected me personally.

  5. Borsia profile image43
    Borsiaposted 4 years ago

    It has always baffled me as to just how same sex marriage would affect anyone who is straight?
    Are their marriages going to suddenly fall apart?
    I was happy to see it repealed and I think that SSMs will eventualy be accepted nation wide.
    I'm not gay or married so it has no affect on me personally what-so-ever.
    There are over 1000 points of law that are affected  by / tied to / marital status so to me banning marriage to same sex couples is unconstitutional.
    I think that when the antis wake up and discover that they haven't been affected in any way their numbers will dwindle to a few religious zealots and their cries will fade like echoes in the wind.

    1. jlpark profile image86
      jlparkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You know, I agree with all of this! Thanks for your comment.