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In what can only be described as a wholly justified, properly legal and completely shit-fucked decision, the FEC has decided that same-sex couples legally married under state law are half-Americans.
A gay couple married under state law cannot give a joint contribution to a federal candidate if they make it from an individual banking account, the Federal Election Commission voted unanimously Thursday.
In a somewhat emotional session, FEC commissioners lamented the fact they had no choice but to deny gay couples the same rights as straight ones, given the Defense of Marriage Act’s legal requirements. Dan Winslow, a Republican candidate in next week’s primary for the open Massachusetts Senate seat, had requested the advisory opinion.
“Mr. Engle, sometimes the law’s an ass,” declared FEC chair Ellen L. Weintraub, referring to the line from Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” in addressing Winslow’s attorney Craig Engle.
So now same-sex married couples have lost their first amendment rights, rights the Supreme Court grants to corporations? They’re currently hearing DOMA, and if they uphold the idiotic law they would have — in a period of three years — decided that artificial legal constructs have more rights than two men or two women who love each other enough to pledge their lives to each other.
Governor Chris Christie vetoed marriage equality a while back, going against the public will. He can make great strides towards proving he really is the man of the people he presents if he reconsiders that veto and stands with the large LBGT community and their loved ones in New Jersey against outright and unconstitutional bigotry.
Mr. Christie, rescind your veto and sign the marriage equality law. Public opinion and history would be on your side.