December 29th, 2009

What Was the Point of DOMA Again?

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Written by: Battleground Iowa
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By Emily Geiger

gay-marriageSo, we have federal legislation defining marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, but now we have liberals trying to make an end run around that, too.

Despite DOMA, there is now legislation being proposed that would require the federal government to provide federal employee benefits to same-sex partners of gay federal employees.

Hmm… requiring tax payers to provide health insurance for an extremely high-risk group of people doesn’t seem like a super smart thing to do in the midst of horrendous budget deficits and a recession. The CBO says this is going to cost about $900 million dollars. More specifically, this new spending provision would cause “the largest increase in both mandatory and discretionary spending — $590 million and $266 million, respectively” of all projected expenditures.

So, tell me again, why do we have this law if we’re going to treat gay couples as if they were married anyways?

Of course, now that I think about it, this sounds eerily familiar. Iowa had a DOMA law defining marriage. But then some in the legislature started chipping away at it by providing same-sex domestic partner benefits for state employees, an anti-bullying bill that protected certain specific groups including gays, etc. And the next thing we knew, our courts were using those pro-gay actions by the legislature as justification to overturn Iowa’s DOMA law.

Déjà vu all over again.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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