It aint none of his business if each local/state wants its own marriage laws. Problem is..those marriages would have to be recognized in the other states. THAT IS where this is going. They want those marriages to be recognized in all states! If that happens, and they pass ANYTHING to advance this social debacle, then all the states MUST recognize gun laws also. No?
DO NOT wish for something you might regret later. This could open a whole can of worms none of us want.
If Perry, and believe me, I like him, sticks his nose into this, he will get burned. Better for him to say that it is a local issue and that only.
Why is it people want the holy federal government running every part of their lives?
It's always been about an Article IV attack on the Constitution. Six hundred homosexual lawyers have been working on this attack since the early 80's, when the Texas law was first attacked in a north Texas courtroom forum-shopped by gay NGO's because it was presided over by Carter-appointed uberliberal judge Jerry Buchmeyer.
Evan Wolfson, then of Lambda Legal, laid it all out in an interview article with a gay e-zine ten years ago, after Lambda and all the gay NGO's lost a big lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, the James Dale case, which Lambda had brought in New Jersey, forum-shopping again because their state (McGreevey, e.g.) was known to have lots of power gays and their supreme court was intellectually and morally "available". Sure enough, New Jersey fell their way, but the Supreme Court clubbed down the gays, ruling that the BSA is a private organization entitled to free association, which may or may not include homosexual, ephebophile perverts as the BSA sees fit.
Wolfson laid it out: Get homosexual marriage transacted "somehow" in one State, and the door would then be open to the Supreme Court for a Full Faith and Credit Clause (Article IV) attack on the marriage laws of the other 49 States of the Union.
In short, the gays always planned to beat down the other 97% of the People with court decisions, never asking them through the legislative process. To date, no election or referendum has ever sustained the gay activists, and they don't care. Their way or the highway, they're taking everybody to court.