A lot of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate have tried to federalize the issue. Some have done so by supporting Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the Federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in States which allow them. On the other side of the issue are people who argue the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment should be interpreted to prohibit States from not allowing gays to marry. I reject all of that. What should happen is the Federal government should not be involved and this controversial issue should be decided by the States. As I don't believe the United States Constitution gives the Federal government the authority to define marriage, the Federal government should recognize gay marriages which are legal under State law. However, I don't think States which disallow gay marriage should be forced to recognize them because of the Public Policy Exception to the Full Faith and Credit Clause. This is one issue where the Feds should butt out and let all fifty States decide on their own.