Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Article IV - The States
Section 1 - Each State to Honor all others
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
DOMA tried to prevent this.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
When you say 'ban marriage', are you talking about stopping churches from doing religious ceremonies, or are you merely talking about ending the legal aspects of marriage? If it's the latter, states already have the right to ban all marriages AFAIK.
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
As far as am concerned, as long as any government gives legal rights to blood relations, then we need some contract, such as marriage, available to ensure that the person of another's choosing is given those same legal rights and the actual final say in most matters concerning the person when they are unable to do so. And I don't believe it is practical to ever remove all the rights and benefits given to blood relatives, so then there should also be marriage or some other contract similar to it.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
The state shouldn't be involved in marriage at all whether it be homosexual or heterosexual.
Civil Unions should be it for taxes and other purposes.
Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius