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DOMA's and DADT's days are very clearly numbered, but neither seems likely to die today. Arguments in support of either policy are fairly weak, and strewn with homophobic nonsense for the most part. Both should very likely have been killed in Congress when political capital was high. Both could have been greatly aided by a more forceful Presidential push. Obama's DOJ has already appealed the DOMA ruling, and has 60 days to appeal the DADT ruling. I hope they don't, and just let the thing die. But so far, whenever presented with something like this, Justice appeals it. I can't for the life of me figure out why they keep throwing a wrench in, when the President is on record being against both policies.
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NEWS ANALYSIS: What’s next for DADT and DOMA?
“May you live in interesting times” is as much a curse as a warning. Turbulence, upheaval and revolution – these lead to difficult lives, implies the supposedly Chinese curse. But they are also the defining characteristics of great social change.
There are protests and arrests, laws passed and challenged, pickets and bullhorns, hate mongering and fear baiting. And our judiciary is not immune. To suggest that our judges are like traffic lights hovering above the fray of an ungovernable intersection is to ignore history, logic and reality. The judiciary has always been and will always be part of these “interesting times” whether we like it or not. . .
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