Defense of Marriage: Does it Need Defending?

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Nova Publishers, 2004 - 122 páginas
The contemporary world has become so unravelled that the Congress of the United States, with nothing better to do, has felt the necessity of passing a Defense of Marriage Act. We are all being treated to daily media coverage of the same-sex marriages and programming which would make the devil blush. We are being told that the weird is just fine. Will the children of the man-women unions see this deviation as normal? Some critics blame society's depravation on the legions of spent politicians wreaking havoc on the country and perhaps they are not wrong. But maybe, just maybe, society in the main has had enough and is at last fighting back against the forces tying to intimidate it. This book looks at laws and actions being taken at the federal level to right a ship gone very wrong.

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Interstate Marriage Recognition and the Defense of Marriage Act
1
Defense of Marriage Act
19
The Defense of Marriage Act Federal Laws in which Benefits Rights and Privileges are Contingent on Marital Status
29
SameSex Marriages
47
SameSex Adoptions
59
Protecting Marriage by Constraining the Courts
63
Judicial Activism Forces SameSex Marriage on the Nation
71
The Federal Income Tax and the Treatment of Married Couples Background and Analysis
79
Defense of Marriage Act Dissenting Views
101
America is at a Moral Crossroads
113
Constitution Provides Key to Protecting Marriage
115
Index
119
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Página 68 - At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
Página 8 - And the said records and exemplifications, authenticated as aforesaid, shall have such faith and credit given to them in every court and office within the United States, as they have by law or usage in the courts or offices of the state from whence the same are or shall be taken.
Página 19 - No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other State, territory, possession, or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other State, territory, possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship.
Página 68 - The Congress, the Executive and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.
Página 49 - It does not involve whether the government must give formal recognition to any relationship that homosexual persons seek to enter.
Página 8 - The records and judicial proceedings of the courts of any state, shall be proved or admitted in any other court within the United States, by the attestation of the clerk and the seal of the court annexed, if there be a seal, together with a certificate of the judge, chief justice...
Página 68 - The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has over the judges, and on that point the President is independent of both. The authority of the Supreme Court must not, therefore, be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive, when acting in their legislative capacities, but to have only such influence as the force of their reasoning may deserve.
Página 100 - In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.'.
Página 50 - (1) The rights and liabilities of the parties with respect to an issue in tort are determined by the local law of the state which, with respect to that issue, has the most significant relationship to the occurrence and the parties under the principles stated in § 6.
Página 68 - For intending to establish three departments, co-ordinate and independent, that they might check and balance one another, it has given according to this opinion, to one of them alone the right to prescribe rules for the government of the others, and to that one, too, which is unelected by and independent of the nation.

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