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Old 03-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #22
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I do think Portman's position regarding leaving the question of marriage equality to the states is wrong. Human rights are human rights--not states' rights. The state's rights approach was tried with slavery and that ended badly (Civil War). DOMA denies protections and benefits to people who share their lives with the same intentions as my wife and partner of 15 years and I do and is clearly unconstitutional as now even many conservatives are arguing, even to the Supreme Court.
For those that believe marriage is just a state's rights issue, they should read Loving vs. Virginia.
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