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house Bill H.R. 3829

Should States Have The Right To Ignore Federal Law When Defining Marriages?

Argument in favor

States should be make their own legal definitions about marital relations, as it is their historic and religious right.

John's Opinion
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06/06/2015
Make marriage a local issue, or, better yet, get the government out of the decision altogether.
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Brandon's Opinion
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04/04/2016
State rights and laws should always rank higher than federal law.
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ark4162's Opinion
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05/31/2015
Marraige is not the federal government's business
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Argument opposed

States sovereignty and freedom should be preserved — but no state should have the right to discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

Joshua's Opinion
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04/13/2015
An individual's rights should always be protected by the federal government. It is their role to be the final say in citizens rights and protections.
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Rene's Opinion
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03/07/2015
Some politicians need to re-read the Constitution - all men are created equal. As elements of the country as a whole, states do not have the right to define any citizen as lesser.
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Evercraft's Opinion
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04/29/2015
Things like the age a person can drive change from state to state, but fundamental human rights are universal.
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    An individual's rights should always be protected by the federal government. It is their role to be the final say in citizens rights and protections.
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    Some politicians need to re-read the Constitution - all men are created equal. As elements of the country as a whole, states do not have the right to define any citizen as lesser.
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    Things like the age a person can drive change from state to state, but fundamental human rights are universal.
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    Make marriage a local issue, or, better yet, get the government out of the decision altogether.
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    Absolutely not. When civil liberties are not respected the federal government must intervene.
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    States ignoring federal law? Article VI of the Constitution states the Federal Law wins over State Law when there is a conflict.
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    States may discriminate so it is the duty of the federal government to to this
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    whiny voice: but how will I discriminate against other people now if can't force my views on other people legally?
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    The Constitution stipulates clearly that federal law rules over others period. Whats next states don't allow immigrants into them because they don't want them there. or don't enforce drug laws because they disagree?
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    The Federal Government has no place whatsoever in marriage. Constitutionally, that leaves the power to decide to the states by way of the tenth amendment.
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    What happened to the right the right of religious conscience.., or impeding the free exercise of religion
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    Marriage is a sovereign right of the people and the State they live in. No figurehead representing His/Her singular beliefs should be allowed to DICTATE to others their social rights. Let the States decide by "up or down" votes via constituents. Keep the FEDERAL government out of MY social life. I'm not gay, but I support GLBT rights!
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    State rights and laws should always rank higher than federal law.
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    They already do! The Federal Government has no authority to define marriage and I do not recognize authority that does not exist, especially fabricated law that elevates itself above the moral law of God.
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    Marraige is not the federal government's business
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    Certain freedoms must be given to all regardless of state.
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    It is rule by the majority not rule by the minority. And a very small minority at that.
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    I can't believe that we are debating whether we should recognize all people equally. Marriage, in the legal sense, applies to all per our Constitution.
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    Federal law trumps state laws.
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