RECENT  POSTS:  » Apple CEO gives 'substantial' sum to HRC's southern state project; may or may not have used ApplePay » Conservative proposes new way for vendors to tell gay customers they don't care for them » NOM versus David Koch » Anti-equality baseball player calls reporter 'a prick' for asking about his anti-equality advocacy » Audio: Josh Duggar defends discrimination, invalidates own point » Audio: AFA's Fischer names 'homosexual agenda' as 'greatest threat to liberty' in American history » Audio: AFA Radio caller calls for executing gays; FRC-employed host doesn't even challenge him, much less condemn » NOM president's other organization is 'in trouble' (his words) too » FRC prays to take LGBT Americans out of nondiscrimination law » In lieu of typing 'Look how desperate we are' over and over again, NOM president wrote this instead  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

01/06/2009

Barr regrets federal Rose/Ann bar

by Jeremy Hooper

Authors are often embarrassed by their past works. Those who wrote manuals on how to survive Y2K probably look back with some face-egg. James Frey surely has some regrets about the way he presented A Million Little Pieces. And of course we all know about that late work-belying essay, Shrews Never Need Taming, that a young Billy Shakespeare wrote as an eighth grade English project.

200901060834But for former Congressman and recent Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr, it's the misguided Defense of Marriage Act (DUMBA DOMA) that he wishes he could send to the literary dustbin. This from a new Barr-penned LA Times Op-Ed:

"I can sympathize with the incoming commander in chief. And, after long and careful consideration, I have come to agree with him that the law should be repealed."
...
"I've wrestled with this issue for the last several years and come to the conclusion that DOMA is not working out as planned. In testifying before Congress against a federal marriage amendment, and more recently while making my case to skeptical Libertarians as to why I was worthy of their support as their party's presidential nominee, I have concluded that DOMA is neither meeting the principles of federalism it was supposed to, nor is its impact limited to federal law."
No defending the Defense of Marriage Act [LA Times]

Oh, and plus it's just plain mean and discriminatory. But hey, if they want to do away with it on federalism grounds, then more power to them. Just get rid of the damn thing!

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails