• Federal Court Strikes Down DOMA, Tradition, Apple Pie

    Bad news for America's increasingly small, elderly and (presumably) angry-at-every-sitcom-on-TV group of same-sex marriage opponents

    A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    Yeah, I know, it's Manhattan. Home of the Stonewall riots — a place where you can't register to vote without identifying as bi-curious or higher. But just listen to what the judge wrote in his majority opinion…

    "Even if preserving tradition were in itself an important goal, DOMA is not a means to achieve it."

    Even if preserving tradition were important? Of course it is. Just don't ask any women voters, black students, Asian immigrants, Industrial Revolution-era child laborers, interracial couples or basketball players who shoot from the three-point line.

    Some people just don't respect our heritage.

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    Tags: Judiciary, Marriage Equality, New York


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