Your Take: Should The Defense Of Marriage Act Be Repealed?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case about California's ban on gay marriage Tuesday, and DOMA on Wednesday. What do you think?

Gay couples have had the right to marry in Connecticut since 2008, but they do not enjoy that right very many places outside state lines. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court hears two landmark gay marriage cases that could change the landscape across the nation.

On Tuesday the court hears arguments for and against California's ban on gay marriage. On Wednesday it takes up the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition to legally married same-sex couples in Connecticut and eight other states.

On Monday, there was a gay rights rally in Hartford.

What do you think? Should DOMA be overturned? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

John Butler March 31, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Rick: That's what they said at Romney headquarters last fall.
Sue P. March 31, 2013 at 11:46 AM
I have a very close friend of mine who is a woman married to another woman. They have been together since high school. I went to their beautiful wedding with my husband and daughter. Together they are raising 4 children, 3 of which were adopted. The parents of the adopted children were married but could not get their acts together and cared more about drugs then the kids. So yes 2 woman can raise a family, as can 2 men. The way I look at it is God gave these kids a loving and caring home because their heterosexual parents were to selfish to do so. When my daughter got old enough to ask questions about my friends, she said why are my 2 woman friends married to each other and I said I couldn't see it any other way. She said your right mom, I couldn't see it any other way. This family I speak of are so blessed to have each other that there just couldn't be any other way.
Joe Trelli April 01, 2013 at 04:19 PM
"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..." The Treaty of Tripoli, written by President John Adams, ratified unanimously in the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1797 and signed by Adams, taking effect as the law of the land on June 10, 1797.
REVMAN April 02, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Sue P --Moral decay of family values,the breakdown of family structure is what is happening now.No more Lords prayer in school,pledge of allegiance or to respect authority is the only way.
Sue P. April 02, 2013 at 08:09 PM
REVMAN, I couldn't agree with you more. This family I wrote about have all of those things. If it weren't for my friends the kids would have been switched from foster home to foster home. They are all now in a loving home away from the abuse and selfishness. After hearing how these children were treated with their "real" parents it's a blessing that they are now loved and cared for. God works in mysterious ways.


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