Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

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.
Tags: did not do the research, history, important life lessons, news, politics, this ought to be interesting
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