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Defense of Marriage Act in US supreme court
The Defense of Marriage Act denies gay couples access to federal benefits under its definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman only which was brought in by Bill Clinton in 1996.
The US Supreme Court is currently deciding whether or not to scrap the law which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples.
Scenes outside the US Supreme Court saw crowds of both pro and anti gay marriage, mostly religious nuts vs progressives.
State laws are being overturned on gay marriage, in California it was legal for same-sex marriage but was overturned after after ‘Proposition 8’ won with 52.24% of the vote.
Supporters of gay marriage are hoping that the US Supreme Court (which works on the federal level rather than state level) will get rid of all bans on same-sex unions nationwide.
We all want freedom. What we do not understand is that the freedom of all is necessary to our freedom. To be free, one must also have economic freedom, i.e. the freedom to live as they want without being exploited. This freedom we yearn for is limited by capitalism, where a minority exploit the majority. Equality also is necessary for freedom, as if the freedom of all is necessary to our freedom, then we must be equal; none must be exploited, none must own private (not personal, a distinction must be made) property, none may rule another.
Anarchy can be summed up with this phrase: No gods, No masters. If we have no masters, we are all equal and we are all free. The state prohibits freedom and equality with it’s police force, which is essentially the private army of the bourgeoisie- thus it must be abolished.
Our cry is ‘liberty or death’, and we encourage you to take up that cry too. We can not achieve liberty for the people because the people are required to take their liberty. We can not simply bring about anarchism through a coup d’état! We must educate the people on the ‘evils’ of capitalism and the possibility of the freedom and equality that is anarchism. That is the purpose of this site- to be a flame to pierce the ubiquitous darkness.
With your help our flame can turn into a bonfire. Tell all those whom you know. Take up the cry ‘liberty or death!’
By Leon J Williams
The UK government led by a coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have been accused by Doreen Lawrence (the mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence) of backing away from their commitments to race equality.
The Prime Minister (Conservative) and his Deputy (Liberal Democrat) have tried to keep the issue out of the lime light by writing to Doreen Lawrence assuring her that the government is committed to race equality and that they are doing all they can. Clearly an attempt to dismiss the serious issue like it doesn’t exist.
Had Doreen Lawrence not gone public with the issue then there is no doubt that the coalition would have continued to ignore it.
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