Monday, August 17, 2009

Pres. Obama Calls For Repeal Of DOMA

The administration has called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. A statement from the President said:
"Today, the Department of Justice has filed a response to a legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, as it traditionally does when acts of Congress are challenged. This brief makes clear, however, that my Administration believes that the Act is discriminatory and should be repealed by Congress. I have long held that DOMA prevents LGBT couples from being granted equal rights and benefits. While we work with Congress to repeal DOMA, my Administration will continue to examine and implement measures that will help extend rights and benefits to LGBT couples under existing law."
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SZ said...

Glad to see this continues to remain on the President's radar. I wish the government did not have a hand in who I am allowed to marry.

Let's see if the Democrats step up and vote this through with or without the support of those across the aisle. Although, I suppose if he ignores them, he runs the risk of creating a retaliation that will surface at the time the Congress flips.

Ah well. It's good news.

Anonymous said...

When you get a marriage license, (along with voter reg forms, car registration, social security/medicaid/etc forms...), you fill out "I am a US Citizen".

US Citizen legal term means you live in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, or District of Columbia.

Normal citizens of New York or California or any state, do NOT owe income taxes, according to the relevant tax law (if you study this closely you will find this written in the law book).

When you fill out a marriage license/government forms, you are affirming under oath that you live in those districts that ARE liable to the federal income tax.

This is why "tax protester" people who refuse to file taxes are in the wrong, and are illegal. The prima face evidence (assumed to be true unless rebutted) shows that you owe income taxes.

So, let me ask...if probably the most tangeable benefit of legalizing "gay marriage" is to save the couple money on income taxes --- aren't you missing a key component of the law that could wind up having you now - once you research and understand the law - actually opposing gay marriage and instead focusing on redemption issues like rebutting the government forms along with W2s and other errroneous allegations that you are a citizen of DC/US Terroritories? If you rebutted these false allegations correctly, using the information in veteran tax researcher Pete Hendrickson's book Cracking the Code: The Fascinating Truth About Taxation in America, the gay movement may wind up giving more tangeable benefits to the gay community in the benefit of what would be a 20-35% pay increase to all of the millions of private-sector gay workers who are residents of the actual 50 "states".

Anonymous said...

Disclaimer: The above post is my commentary, and for all you know could be true but also false. You can go research it yourself and come up with your own conclusions. I am not a lawyer or tax accountant, and am not advocating people follow any set of procedures unless upon their own free will and incentive to do so.

Sabrica said...

"Gay Marriage" is not about taxes. It is about basic human rights to be treated equally under the law.

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