Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Defense of Marriage Act - #1881 - Department of Labor Bombs Away at the Defense of Marriage Act - Family Research Council

At tonight's gay and lesbian pride bash, the White House won't be giving out party favors--but political favors. Before America's most prestigious residence is transformed into a festival of perversion, the President got the celebration started early by altering a major federal policy. Yesterday, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would order companies, including private businesses, to give 12 weeks of unpaid leave to homosexuals who want to care for their partner's sick child or loved one. The Department is expected to make a formal announcement about the changes tomorrow, giving the revelers plenty to toast tonight.  Essentially, these regulations would help sweep away the law protecting marriage and turn the Family and Medical Leave Act into another weapon that the White House will use to bludgeon DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) into extinction. As it's been described by DOL officials, this "new interpretation of the law" (as they're describing it) will be implemented without so much as a courtesy call to America's real lawmaking body, Congress. Piece by anti-democratic piece, the White House is executing its plan for a vast expansion of presidential power. It's exactly what FRC's Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski predicted in their book, The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency. What this administration has accomplished is nothing less than suspending the power of Congress. Under Article I of the Constitution, America's lawmaking ability is wholly vested in the House and Senate--not government agencies or 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. By granting these special privileges to homosexuals--privileges that are in direct conflict with U.S. law--the President is breaching the Constitution and its limits on Executive authority. He isn't just pushing the envelope--he's signed, stamped, and mailed it. Read more.......


Obama's Two Dads - Family Research Council  In the 100 years of Father's Days, not one President had ever used the occasion to push a political agenda. Until now. In what has been a traditionally non-newsworthy event, the White House issued a proclamation yesterday honoring U.S. dads. Proving that nothing is sacred--not even fatherhood--the President couldn't resist a shout-out to his homosexual base, marring what should have been a powerful acknowledgement of the family's importance in American life. Recognizing that "nurturing families come in many forms," President Obama intentionally included "two fathers" in that list, an obvious overture to the rich homosexual donors who have been driving much of his legislative agenda lately. This is not only a departure from the societies norm, but a radical shift even from the White House's 2009 statement, which singled out "surrogate fathers" who help "raise, mentor, or care for someone else's child." In an age when 24 million children are growing up without a father at home, the President's focus should be on the relationship of fathers to their children, not to their partners. This detour to promote homosexuality injects division into an issue that demands the attention of every community and political party.  Read more........

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