?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Uh, I Hate To Be A Wet Blanket, But....

Everyone is celebrating New York legalizing same sex marriage.  I knew it made it out of the state leg yesterday, but I didn't know it had been signed into law.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy.

But I have one question....

Will the marriages be recognized as legal in all fifty states?

THAT'S the real problem.

Fun fact:  half the states in the US allow people to marry first cousins, and thanks to the Constitution, those marriages are recognized as legal in all fifty.  (...what?  Don't look at me, I just know stuff).  And yet, there are questions about whether, say, a marriage in California will be recognized as legal in New York or North Dakota or anywhere.  And not only have some states ratified their constitutions to not recognize same sex marriage, but I remember a state that said it would only recognize marriages from its own state, meaning they have legalized bigamy.

So, from a legal standpoint, incest is okay, but gay marriage may not be.  This is bullshit.

New York is an important victory, but the fight for marriage equality is far from over.

Comments

( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
clionona
Jun. 25th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Cuomo did indeed sign the bill into law at 11:55 PM last night, which means gay marriages can commence in New York state on July 24, 2011.

That makes six states in which gay marriages are legal and recognized. Forty four more to go...
( 1 comment — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

June 2019
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com