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  •  I Appreciate Your Hard Work (9+ / 0-)

    Your dedication on DADT has been inspirational and you've been following through on everything you said you would do.  

    That said, I can't help but feel that DOMA isn't any less of a priority now than it was two years ago, or any less "wrong."  It is unfortunate that the time to repeal this discriminatory law did not arrive until two months after any Senate action on it became completely symbolic.

    •  Thank you for this comment (4+ / 0-)

      It certainly feels like a "Republicans ate my homework" gambit to obtain greater support from the gay community in 2012. Was Feinstein asleep for the past two years?

      Don't want to rain on the parade. Any effort is welcome, and President Obama's decision to stop defending DOMA is certainly bold and meaningful.

      "I had seen the universe as it begins for all things. It was, in reality, a child's universe, a tiny and laughing universe." Loren Eiseley

      by cadejo4 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 12:06:47 PM PST

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      •  I Do Not Doubt (5+ / 0-)

        Senator Gillibrand's sincerity, and she has delivered on promises she made before.  I certainly don't think she has to worry about support from the gay community after her efforts.

        But there is zero relationship between the Justice Department's actions vis-a-vis defending DOMA and the repsonsibility of congress to get rid of it.  The reasons to get rid of it legislatively have been around since the ink started to dry.

        "Now is the time," is true.  "Now is STILL the time," is more true.

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