Nancy Pelosi: ‘Thank God’ for gay ‘marriage’ rulings
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Among those celebrating the two Supreme Court's rulings handed down yesterday that favor the homosexual political agenda is former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who told Politico her first reaction was, “Thank God.”
Pelosi, who regularly identifies herself as a "devout" practicing Catholic, said the Deo gratias poured out of her heart the moment she heard that the High Court effectively overturned her home state's Proposition 8 and invalidated a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by a 5-4 margin in two cases.
“I was thinking when we were walking over here, 'I’ll be devastated if it’s anything other than that' for two reasons,” she said. “For what it means for the lives of people first and foremost, but secondly it’s clearly unconstitutional. I’m glad to hear that the court agrees.”
Another prominent figure who expressed gratitude that DOMA was repealed is the same president that turned the federal marriage bill into settled law for 17 years. President Bill Clinton, who signed DOMA without fanfare or a photo op in a late night ceremony in 1996, said, “By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union. ”
His wife, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, joined his statement. During her tenure as Secretary of State, Hilary put the promotion of homosexuality at the heart of U.S. foreign policy, a tactic continued by her successor, John Kerry.
“We are also encouraged that marriage equality may soon return to California,” they said. “We applaud the hard work of the advocates who have fought so relentlessly for this day, and congratulate Edie Windsor on her historic victory.”
President Clinton previously repudiated his own incremental measures to promote and normalize homosexuality when he applauded the decision to repeal the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” military regulation. Don't Ask Don't Tell was also passed under his watch.
Other liberal Democrats voiced their support for yesterday's rulings.
The nation's first openly homosexual Congressman, Barney Frank, told MSNBC the ruling was “very, very important,” because homosexuals “haven’t been getting their benefits” from the federal government. “We’ve had a series of efforts in our country to make sure people are included in all those wonderful things,” he said.
President Obama telephoned the plaintiffs in both cases from Air Force One as he traveled to Africa, telling the lesbian couple at the heart of the Proposition 8 Hollingsworth v. Perry case he was “proud” of their “leadership.”
The White House later released a photograph of President Obama telephoning Edith Windsor, who sued to repeal DOMA.