Obama is really trying to make state governments irrelevant.
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Okay, so you say, “How can they do this? How can they do this?” Well, here’s the route — and it’s, as I said, the “guidance,” and that means the order, from the Labor Department to recognize all same-sex marriages nationally. “The guidance is part of the [Obama administration’s] response to the Supreme Court’s June ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act’s ban on recognizing same-sex couples’ marriages.” You remember that, maybe.
The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ban on recognizing same-sex couples’ marriages. It was greeted with great celebration. So, the Supreme Court throws out that part of the Defense of Marriage Act. Now the federal bureaucracy expands on the Supreme Court ruling, without Congress involved, without the American people voting. The labor secretary, Mr. Perez, simply says (paraphrased), “Okay, well, so Supreme Court struck down DOMA.
“We’re just gonna expand it now, to have it include what we want it to include.” So you have no say. The courts and the bureaucracy are off and running. There are no checks and balances here. Voting doesn’t matter, Congress doesn’t matter, the states don’t matter. The states that have refused to recognize same-sex marriage have just been aced here, is what this means, because the federal government trumps all. The federal government has just found what they think is a loophole via the pension, private pension plan law that permits them the right to do this.
Now, you’re not gonna see this.
This is not a big story somewhere.