April 19, 2011
Does Obama Think Homosexuals are Unpatriotic?
Republican leaders in the House are doing what President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have refused to do -- defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Ironically, the first case on deck is over homosexuals suing to pay fewer taxes. This, just days after President Obama said patriotic Americans want to give back to their country -- in taxes. The challenge to DOMA was brought by Edith Windsor, an 81-year-old lesbian who claimed to be married to a Canadian woman. Since their "marriage" is not recognized by the IRS, she could not claim a marital tax deduction when her companion died, and owed more than $350,000. Edith is represented by the ACLU.Last week in a highly-partisan speech on the deficit, President Obama said the rich "want" to pay more in taxes: "And I believe that most wealthy Americans would agree with me. They want to give back to the country that's done so much for them. Washington just hasn't asked them to."A few years...(Read Full Post)