In a direct assault on state's rights and traditional marriage, Eric Holder's Justice Department announced that it would extend same-sex couples the same legal rights as heterosexual couples. From a federal standpoint, this means that same-sex couples can expect the same rights as heterosexual couples in terms of testifying in federal court, or receiving Medicare. The Justice Department is dangerously circumventing the states and nullifying state laws on homosexual "marriage." This is nothing less than a tyrannical power play by a lawless and hedonistic Obama Administration. Will homosexual marriage be made the law of the land by executive order? For an Administration that deems sodomy legitimate and homosexual "marriage" as a "civil" right, anything as possible.

Stephen Presser of The New York Times wrote on June 25, 2013 about the necessity of marriage being left up to the states, per the 10th Amendment. "The 10th Amendment provides that ours is a federal government of limited and enumerated powers," he wrote. "Nothing in the Constitution gives the federal government power over marriages, and marriage has traditionally been completely the preserve of the states." This was written exactly one day before the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional. In come the feds and the Justice Department on a mission to decimate the states and to make homosexual marriage the law of the land.

The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was preparing to issue policies aimed at eliminating the distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex married couples in the federal criminal justice system, according to excerpts from a speech prepared for a Saturday event organized by a prominent gay-rights group.

“In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages,” Mr. Holder’s prepared remarks said, according to the excerpts circulated by the Justice Department.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b035ea82c970dIn early January, the Justice Department affirmed that the federal government would recognize Utah's homosexual "marriages" even if the state did not.  Utah put a stay on homosexual "marriages" until further review by the Supreme Court. But the Justice Department's cut-throat response to disavow the state's decision to not recognize the "marriages," that took place in the time between the ban against homosexual "marriage" was struck down and the state's decision to halt the process, was treacherous and evil. In a move that transcends anything that has to do earthly law and order, the Obama Administration is sanctioning immorality and hedonism to an unparalleled degree.

As a result of the new measures announced Saturday, “our nation moves closer to its ideals of equality and fairness for all,” said Chad Griffin of Human Rights Campaign.

Under the new directive, government lawyers will operate under the assumption that same-sex spouses should have the same rights in federal courts as opposite-sex couples, such as declining to testify against a spouse. That rule will apply in federal criminal and civil cases, Holder said, “even in states where same-sex marriages are not recognized.”

This is a shameful development for the nation, but one that isn't at all surprising for the very homosexually oriented Justice Department to take on. Jerome Corsi of WorldNetDaily reported in May 2013 that "The Department of Justice is demanding its employees affirm homosexuality and the broader LGBT agenda." It's a job requirement. One's place in the Justice Department depends on following the mandates of the homosexual agenda. If a person does not agree, he or she could face serious repercussions.

Since the Supreme Court ruling in June, the Obama administration has rewritten federal rules to allow same-sex couples to file taxes together and receive Medicare and other benefits reserved for married couples. Mr. Holder has been the public face of those efforts and has made championing gay rights one of the central messages of his tenure.

These issues are very much at the center of this administration’s civil rights legacy,” said Ian S. Thompson, who works on gay and lesbian issues for the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington.

Speaking before Sweden’s Parliament a few days ago, Mr. Holder called fighting for gay and lesbian rights one of “the defining civil rights challenges of our time.”

The remarks on Saturday by Mr. Holder, the first black attorney general, cast the gay-rights movement as a continuation of the civil rights efforts of the 1960s.

“As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity runs just as deep,” his speech said.

In claiming that alleged "homosexual rights" is the biggest "civil rights" issue of our time, one of the most heinous progressive lies is exposed. The left would have homosexuality given full legitimacy, even trumping heterosexual rights. Progressives hate Christianity and heterosexual marriage. With this, all semblance of tradition is being systematically destroyed by the most dangerous and tyrannical Administration in the history of this country. This war is spiritual, and Satan's all out attack on everything that is right in the eyes of God is being fully realized in the destruction of traditional, biblical marriage.

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