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Of All the Industrialized Democracies Only in America is This a Controversy

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But that's America for you.

We have serious problems that are ignored or denied like man made global warming. And in no particular order, banks too big to fail, a middle class slowly being decimated, our liberty's being eroded by the national security surveillance state, endless war, drones killing innocents, bloated defense spending, the rich not paying their fair share, health care hardly the best in the world but by far the most costly (which won't change without a Medicare for all, single payer system and the end of corporate control over health care), to say nothing of the corporate oligarchs turning this country into a plutocracy. And that's to say anything about public education, student loan debt (now over a trillion dollars), an electoral system controlled by big moneyed interests who underwrite most of our public servants who are little more than sycophants to their corporate interests and the political agenda that favors those interests. And this is hardly a complete list of the problems and issues we face in this country.

But here we are in a controversy over same sex marriage and the possible overturn by the Supreme Court of the Defense of Marriage Act that should never have been enacted in 1996 but for the homophobic reactionaries that enacted it into law at that time.

It's time for the Court to overturn this hate inspired law that could only have been enacted in America.

Today the Court members are meeting behind closed doors. Will they act and do the right thing? It seems Justice Kennedy may be the key vote to overturn this abominable law.

  Let's hope he joins the four open minded Justices and does the right thing.



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