Friday, January 23, 2009

Pres. Obama looks to repeal DOMA

With the change in the White House this week came a change to with updates of Pres. Obama's agenda.

Under the heading of "civil rights," Obama spells out what he wants to do for the LGBT community - including to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, oppose a Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and expand adoption rights for gay couples.

I am definitely concerned* with what is ahead for the traditional family. Children need a father and a mother; same-sex unions inherently marginalize a mother or a father. That's a fact - not a judgment. Adoption is difficult enough for stable, solid heterosexual couples (as I've witnessed from the sidelines of watching friends struggle to adopt) - should we encourage and promote giving children to couples who will shortchange the child of a father or mother?

And then, to repeal DOMA and Constitutional oppose a ban on same-sex marriage threatens to undo all the work that has been done to support traditional marriage. This jeopardizes the marriage laws of 45 states, including Constitutional amendments in 30 states (and possibly soon to be 31 - Indiana's next) where voters have recently acted to give marriage the greatest protection possible at the state level. Instead of protecting the will of voters all across the country, President Obama's policy would allow a handful of judges in Massachusetts and Connecticut to force same-sex marriage on the entire nation.

So what can we do to support and protect the traditional family? Make your voices heard!
Follow this link to the DOMA Defense Fund and take action!

Send a letter to your representatives. Spread the word. Fight for the family - after all, if we don't, who will?

*Disclaimer: I firmly believe in agency. People have the right to live their life according to the dictates of his or her conscience and to be held accountable for the choices he or she makes. It's a natural law of choices and consequences, and I do not disrespect people because their lifestyle choices don't mesh with my personal beliefs. I haven't walked in their shoes; I cannot ever fully understand what leads them to make the choices they do. That's for God to know - not me. Likewise, it's for Him to judge - not me.

And so, likewise, I have no problem with laws that push for people to be treated equally. I disagree with discrimination and think people should be judged on the content of their character - not on skin color or sexual preference (although I most certainly do not see the two as the same sort of issue, since one is a noun and the other a verb - but that's a post for another day).


Euripides said...
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Euripides said...

This is a great opportunity to be heard. Go to the DOMA Defense Fund website and let our leaders know how much you care for marriage and family values.