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To: 0.E.O
Should that happen, I don't want them to force my state to recognize it.

If I were the Great High Lord Poo-Pah In Charge Of Everything (but still bound by the Constitution), I would have Congress write and pass a law like the following:

  1. USC 4.1 requires that states shall give full faith and credit to public acts performed in other states, but allows Congress to legislate the means by which such acts shall be proven, and the effect thereof.
  2. Accordingly, any state may be compel another state to recognize a marriage among two or more persons performed within it, if the Secretary of State of the state where the marriage was performed appears in person at the office of Secretary of State to be compelled and hands over a 12oz bar of 99.9% pure gold with the names of the married persons engraved thereon along.
  3. A state which is thereby compelled to recognize a marriage performed in another shall be required to, if presented with a sheet of paper containing the names of the people in question, and upon payment of a fee determined by that state, not to exceed $500, affirm such recognition by marking the paper in ink with the word "whatever" and returning the paper to the presenter.
  4. States are required to retain the record of another state's marriage for a minimum of 24 hours. At the end of that time, the gold bar that was presented to certify that marriage will be the property of the state that received it, to do with as it sees fit.
  5. Nothing herein shall restrict the authority of states to accept other forms of proof of marriages performed in other states, nor to recognize them in other ways, should they see fit to do so.
Such a law would be a very clear exercise of a power which Congress is explicitly given in USC 4.1; I doubt that any state would ever bother proving a marriage performed therein using the procedure described in the legislation, but if a state chose to do so I wouldn't think it would pose any particular problem.
25 posted on 03/21/2013 5:01:19 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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If I were the Great High Lord Poo-Pah In Charge Of Everything...


Genesis 13:13
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20-21
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and
their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."

Genesis 19:4-7
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men
from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.

Psalms 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

Doonesbury Cartoon for Feb/08/2013

Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.

2 Peter 2:13b Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.

Ezekiel 16:49-50
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.

2 Peter 2

1. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
4. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5. if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6. if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7. and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8. (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11. yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12. But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.
Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.

But there IS hope!!!

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...


34 posted on 03/21/2013 6:19:48 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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