Talk:Examples of Bias in Wikipedia: Homosexuality

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Example Nine

Didn't DOMA give states the right to recognize same-sex marriages if they so choose? So the fact that only marriage between a man and a woman is recognized federally is irrelevant. DOMA gives California the right to either recognize or not recognize same-sex marriage. For that matter, I'm not even sure DOMA recognizes marriage between a man and a woman federally (not that any state is preventing it). I'm pretty sure it leaves control to the states. Gregkochuconn 23:06, 9 February 2012 (EST)

DOMA has two parts, the first as you say but the second establishing that the federal government recognizes only traditional marriage.--Andy Schlafly 23:20, 9 February 2012 (EST)
Fair enough. That makes sense. However, that's pretty much irrelevant to Proposition 8. Prop 8 only affected state law, which DOMA gave it every right to affect. Murder is not federally recognized as a crime except in unusual circumstances such as during war. Other than that, it's a state crime. But that doesn't make it any less of a crime. It's just a states vs. federal rights issue. Gregkochuconn 15:37, 15 February 2012 (EST)