The battle over same sex marriages began taking national notice in 1996, when Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Chang upheld the Hawaii Supreme Court's 1993 ruling in Romer v. Evans. The state, Chang ruled, failed to show a "compelling interest- for prohibiting same-sex marriages. .
As a result of this, the Republican Congress drafted into its "Contract with America- a small but noteworthy provision entitled "The Defense of Marriage Act-. The bill was pushed through Congress by House majority leader Dick Armey, DOMA was passed by the Senate on September 10, 1996 by a vote of 85-14. the various states and federal government to decide whether same sex marriages should be recognized within their respective jurisdictions. .
The Defense of Marriage Act states that, no state need give effect to a marriage recognized by another state if the marriage involves two people of the same sex, allowing the various states and federal government to decide whether same sex marriages should be recognized within their respective jurisdictions. .
The Defense of Marriage Act is just a scapegoat for rightwing conservatives to justify their religious and moral beliefs, and to try and inflict their ideals upon Americans. Why are we as Americans allowing this blissful arrogance to continue? Haven't we learned anything throughout our imprudent history of segregation? For far too long Americans have rested secure in the belief that homosexuality is a form of rebellion and an excuse to be promiscuous, but we need to step back from our bias beliefs and realize that they're different strokes for different folks. .
Now, let's take a second to examine the incongruousness of this controversial concern, shall we? .
Section 1 of DOMA amends United State Code to allow any given state to refuse to recognize a same-sex union performed in another state. This section violates Article 4, Section 1 of the constitution, otherwise none as the "full faith and credit- clause, with mandates that - Full Faith and Credit- be given in each state to the public Acts, Records, and Judicial Proceedings of every other state.