Obama Administration urges Supreme Court to overturn Defense of Marriage Act


In a move that is in conflict with scripture, as well as possibly (in my view) his oath of office, the Obama Administration filed a brief against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):

February 23, 2013

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.

The document, filed Friday, marks the first time a U.S. president has endorsed same-sex marriage rights before the high court.

The White House’s position is that the Defense of Marriage Act – DOMA – violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law.

The brief said DOMA denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same-sex couples that are granted to heterosexual couples.

The case before the Supreme Court involves Edith Windsor, a lesbian who had been legally married to her decades-long partner. However, Windsor was required to pay a hefty estate tax bill when her partner died because she was not considered legally married under DOMA.

Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have voiced their opposition to the president’s stance on gay marriage.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case next month.

Also, the court will consider next month a California law, Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in that state.  http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-asks-supreme-court-to-overturn-gay-marriage-ban/1609335.html

Years ago, one of my brothers asked me if I felt that California’s Proposition 8 law would remain in effect, and I told him no, that it was likely that the courts would nullify it.  We will see if that will happen this year.

The move by the Obama Administration is not a surprise as nearly two years ago, it came out against relying on the biblical definition of marriage (see Obama Announces He Wants to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act and Increase Debt).

The Bible defends marriage and only defines it as between a man and a woman (cf. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-10). It repeatedly condemns homosexual acts (for specific scriptures, see US Senate Votes to Lift Homosexual Ban in Military).

Notice also the following:

12…Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you…19 I will break the pride of your power…30 I will destroy your high places, (Leviticus 26:14-16,19,30)

The inability to think clearly and to approve of homosexuality is specifically discussed in the New Testament:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)

Because many do not wish to retain God in their knowledge, this is part of why much of the leadership of the USA thinks that increasing debt is a good thing. And why non-homosexuals politicians (and others) are supporting homosexual causes.

The USA is setting itself up for complete ruin.  Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed as examples (Jude 7; 2 Peter 2:6). The currently militarily strong USA will not be spared (Daniel 11:39).

Watch (Mark 13, Matthew 24).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?  Can homosexuals change?
God Created Marriage Some falsely claim that God did not create marriage and that fornication is fine.  What does the Bible really teach?
Why Marriage? Soon Obsolete? This is a booklet from Herbert Armstrong on this important topic.
Here’s the Plain Truth About OLD TESTAMENT POLYGAMY by Herbert Armstrong.
Love, Marriage, and Sex It is important to get them in the right order.
Five Rules for Effective Parenting Do you know that there are five simple rules that can make you a more effective parent? There is also a 12 1/2 minute YouTube video on this, also titled Five Rules for Effective Parenting.
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