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H.R.3567 Respect for Marriage Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 19, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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  • 67% of users support H.R.3567

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    • Repeals provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act and states that, for the purposes of federal law, an individual shall be considered married if that individual's marriage is valid in the state where the marriage was entered into or.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Repeals provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act and states that, for the purposes of federal law, an individual shall be considered married if that individual's marriage is valid in the state where the marriage was entered into or.

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    • National Organization for Marriage

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 17, 2009, by LibertarianLady - This is a step in the right direction to getting the government out of the marriage business and creating an incentive to marry via tax breaks. Nobody (straight, gay, or otherwise) should have to ask the government for permission to marry. If the activity requires a license is a privilege, not a right; That is the definition of a license. Nobody (straight couples included) should have to ask permission, pay for, wait for, and possible be denied the RIGHT to marry.

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      As noted by LibertarianLady, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 17, 2009, "This is a step in the right direction to getting the government out of the marriage business and creating an incentive to marry via tax breaks. Nobody (straight, gay, or otherwise) should have to ask the government for permission to marry. If the activity requires a license is a privilege, not a right; That is the definition of a license. Nobody (straight couples included) should have to ask permission, pay for, wait for, and possible be denied the RIGHT to marry."
    • On September 23, 2009, by FallenMorgan - The Tenth Amendment says, roughly, that all powers not delegated to the federal government shall be delegated to the states, or to the people. What you seem to be implying is that the federal government should ban same-sex marriage, because a "majority" of people oppose it. We are a republic, not a populist democracy. The people of Vermont have the right to legalize same-sex marriage. The people of Arkansas have a right to ban it. By proportion, more states have same-sex marriage banned, but it is purely wrong to abuse the rights of those states that have legalized it. What ever happened to smaller government?

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      As noted by FallenMorgan, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 23, 2009, "The Tenth Amendment says, roughly, that all powers not delegated to the federal government shall be delegated to the states, or to the people. What you seem to be implying is that the federal government should ban same-sex marriage, because a "majority" of people oppose it. We are a republic, not a populist democracy. The people of Vermont have the right to legalize same-sex marriage. The people of Arkansas have a right to ban it. By proportion, more states have same-sex marriage banned, but it is purely wrong to abuse the rights of those states that have legalized it. What ever happened to smaller government?"
    • On September 22, 2009, by dankennedy73 - I couldn't agree more. It troubles me to know that all my years of service were to protect such a system which still denies certain rights to human beings because of their preffered unions.

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      As noted by dankennedy73, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 22, 2009, "I couldn't agree more. It troubles me to know that all my years of service were to protect such a system which still denies certain rights to human beings because of their preffered unions."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Repeal DOMA | Judge Judy - December 26, 2010 by Judge Judy - Pass Respect for Marriage Act – NOW is the time to pressure Congress for immediate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act (HR 3567), which would fully repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A federal district court ...

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      As noted by Judge Judy on December 26, 2010, "Pass Respect for Marriage Act – NOW is the time to pressure Congress for immediate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act (HR 3567), which would fully repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A federal district court ..." (http://judgejudy.4ql.net/judge-judy-season-8/repeal-doma.html)
    • SkyNewswire.com - Newsmen Do Not Decide What is Good and Evil A ... - November 16, 2010 by SkyNewswire.com - H.R. 3567 is a so called Respect for Marriage Act introduced by Jerrold Nadler (D) of New York that has as its intention anything but respect for marriage. This bill is endorsed by the President and if passed will serve to repeal ...

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      As noted by SkyNewswire.com on November 16, 2010, "H.R. 3567 is a so called Respect for Marriage Act introduced by Jerrold Nadler (D) of New York that has as its intention anything but respect for marriage. This bill is endorsed by the President and if passed will serve to repeal ..." (http://skynewswire.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=9557)
    • Biotech Small Business gets funding it deserves - November 09, 2010 by Small Business Resources - The House finally approved a much needed fix to the Small Business Investment Expansion Act (SBIEA) HR 3567, which increases capital access throught he Small Business Administration for small businesses who recieve research and ...

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      As noted by Small Business Resources on November 09, 2010, "The House finally approved a much needed fix to the Small Business Investment Expansion Act (SBIEA) HR 3567, which increases capital access throught he Small Business Administration for small businesses who recieve research and ..." (http://tttooo.com/biotech-small-business-gets-funding-it-deserves.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Overturning DOMA - October 19, 2009 by The Nation - ...15th, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), introduced H.R.3567, the Respect for Marriage Act of 2009, which would repeal DOMA in its entirety. Lawfully married same-sex couples would n

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      As noted by The Nation on October 19, 2009, "...15th, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), introduced H.R.3567, the Respect for Marriage Act of 2009, which would repeal DOMA in its entirety. Lawfully married same-sex couples would n" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNationActnow/~3/RnVit_8ynP4/overturning_doma)
    • - September 15, 2009 by Tips-Q GLBT News (blog) - Y.) as lead sponsor together with more than 90 co-sponsors introduced HR 3567 in the House of Representatives. The bill, titled "Respect for Marriage Act of ...

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      As noted by Tips-Q GLBT News (blog) on September 15, 2009, "Y.) as lead sponsor together with more than 90 co-sponsors introduced HR 3567 in the House of Representatives. The bill, titled "Respect for Marriage Act of ..." (http://www.shewired.com/Article.cfm?Section=1&ID=23577)
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