Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Two Republican Senators seek to Replace DOMA Bill

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz file DOMA replacement bill

By Brig Bagley

19 February 2014

Utah Senator Mike Lee and Texas Senator Ted Cruz seek to replace the Defense of Marriage Act, which was struck down as unconstitutional in 2012 by the US Supreme Court.

Proponents of traditional marriage, these two criticize the Obama Administration for forcing same-sex marriage across the 50 states. This act will prohibit congress or any judicial ruling from altering any laws pertaining to marriage definition in a state voted in by its citizens. This would stifle any attempt to determine the unconstitutional nature of voted in laws, even if they are out-of-date to society. 

It is unlikely that this bill will pass because of its similarity to the struck-down DOMA. This bill, according to the original article, is likely a "message bill" to help in reelections.

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