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07/29/2011

If DOMA goes dodo, U.S. goes even more discriminatory? Good luck with all that

by Jeremy Hooper

With every measure looking more and more favorable for equality, conservatives are laying groundwork for the world following our side's theoretical SCOTUS victory. This from David Brody, CBN News:

If the Supreme Court ultimately rules that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, then there would be a need for a federal marriage amendment at that point, which is something [TX Governor Rick Perry] would no doubt support.

He would most likely argue that allowing the states to vote on this issue IS state's rights issue.

Rick Perry: 'Gay marriage is not fine with me' [CBN]

No, David: There will never be a need for a federal marriage amendment, ever. If DOMA is found unconstitutional by the independent judiciary, then that's yet another marker of how wrong-headed the "culture war" against gay people's equal protection was, is, and always will be.

The issue on the table in a theoretical post-DOMA, post-discrimination world: Rebuilding. Reconstruction. Recouping of the considerable time we all lost fighting this nonsensical battle; reuniting an America that was disturbingly ripped apart by animus. Respecting the rights of all taxpayers, not just ones who enjoy opposite-sex genitalia fully enough for faith-motivated social conservatives liking.

There of course will be those who dig in their feet and get even more anti-LGBT than before (e.g. the aforementioned genital police). But those who feed that sort of mindset will not be looking toward the future or towards our united progress. Defiance in the face of such a historic, (presumably) reasoned win will only highlight the drummed up hostilities that underlie this conversation. At the GOP's great peril, this will happen.

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