Reread the parts of the 14th Amendment I underlined. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; and nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Marriage licenses grant all the privileges and immunities identified as belonging to a married couple. These include, but are not limited to, hospital visitation access; medical decisions including the right to instruct medical personnel to "pull the plug" on a dying comatose spouse; the right to make funeral arrangements; status under legal inheritance laws; shared property rights; child adoption; joint bank accounts; health insurance; life insurance; social security survivor benefits; divorce options; alimony; and on, and on.
By enacting laws which denied all the privileges and immunities of marriage to same-sex couples permitted by other State's laws to be legally married, states where it was NOT legal have violated the first section of the 14th Amendment underlined.
Furthermore, if opposite-sexed marriages are held legally binding in all states regardless of where the marriage took place in the USA, while same-sex marriages are NOT, then by denying to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, the second portion of the 14th Amendment has been violated.
I am aware that you are blinded by your personal prejudices, but the SCOTUS decision is Constitutionally sound.
If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.
The flame that is between us could set every soul on fire. I would love to take that heat and let's fill the whole world with desire.
Sophie B. Hawkins