Just seven years ago, in the presidential campaign, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton all opposed gay marriage. The exercise of their freedom on terms equal to others must be given great weight and respect by the courts. Tweet Like Submit Share. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. Gay activists definitely leaned left, but they were focused on advancing gay rights through the Democratic Party.
Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty put it this way:
Relatively few government employees have marriage recordation as one of their job duties, but many of them have job duties that involve recognizing already-wed couples as married, in the handling of joint tax returns, pensions and mortgage programs, student aid programs and federal employee benefits, crime investigation and on and on. Those are valid objections. July 8, It is a cornerstone principle of our nation, yet it has been more honored in the breach than in the observance.
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