DOMA is doomed

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  1. Paul3144

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    Article Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...d09cb1c-19e5-11e2-bd10-5ff056538b7c_blog.html

    I disagree with it being struck it down on equal protection grounds. I would have overturned DOMA on states' rights grounds because the Constitution doesn't give the federal government the authority to define marriage.
     
  2. Aaron

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    More likely, you think same sex marriage should receive legal sanction.
     
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    You'd lose that bet.
     
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    Is a marriage license a public act, a record, or a judicial proceeding? If so, must they not be honored in every state? I have always wondered why a driver's license is not honored in every state.

    ARTICLE IV: STATES

    Section 1
    Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

    Section 2
    The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

    A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.

    No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.
     

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