DOMA was absolutely necessary to proactively head-off the litigatioin strategy of the left, to impose SSM on all the states via the Full Faith & Credit Clause of the Constitution. Remember the Constitution? We had one once.
“impose SSM on all the states via the Full Faith & Credit Clause of the Constitution”
Section 2 of DOMA was not struck down.
Kennedy wrote that the recognition of marriage should be left to the ‘sovereign power’ of the states.
No state can be forced to recognize gay marriages from another state.
A question. I believe your opinion re. the purpose of DOMA to be correct. My question then is how any conservative could support an article of the Constitution being thwarted by an act of legislation. IMO the attempt to restrict the full faith and credit clause made DOMA unconstitutional from the get go. I think the NRA should use this approach re. citizens from one state carrying their firearms into another.