Skip to comments.Gay Marriage Imposed on Ohio: Hurrah for Federalism
Posted on 07/24/2013 3:31:34 AM PDT by IbJensen
This is strictly for the I told you so files.
Today a federal judge ordered the State of Ohio to honor a gay marriage executed in Maryland because of the decision of the Supreme Court in overturning one section of the Defense of Marriage Act. The judge held that even though the Court had only jettisoned Section 3, the section that prohibited the federal government from recognizing gay marriage, that Section 2, which permits states to not recognize homosexual marriage, was equally unconstitutional.
Under the reasoning by the judge, because Ohio already recognizes by statute marriages that it would not permit (marriages of minors, violations of degrees of consanguinity) that the state had no basis for not honoring the Maryland marriage just because such a marriage is illegal in Ohio.
Early on in the debate about DOMA, we who were opposed were told that DOMA was an affront to federalism. No, we answered, without DOMA, legalized homosexual marriage in one state means that it is legal in every state due to the full faith and credit clause of the Constitution. That is the real assault on federalism, where one state effectively sets the standard for every other state.
We were right. Gay marriage is now the law of the land.
Dred Scott decision is the precedent.
So when will carry permits be honored nationwide under the “full faith and credit” clause?
There is a caveat on the judge’s ruling. This ruling is to allow the “couple” to be buried in the one man’s family burial plot. The man’s grandfather stipulated that only blood relatives and spouses could be buried in the family plot. It becomes effective upon the death of the terminally ill spouse.
Now, is this a backdoor excuse to impose gay marriage on OH? Time will tell.
These guys could have purchased their own plots.
No, they'll flap their gums, huff and puff, but in the end, just roll over and take it. Just like good little slaves.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
There is no such thing as states. The federal government has finally eliminated the constitution. It took a few hundred years, but they did it. State government is now totally useless.
Constitutional carry, it’s in Alaska, and ....
Gotta ping placemark.
The Governor of the State of Ohio, John Kasich should perform an act of civil disobedience. Damn the judges and damn the central socialist government.
Does that mean we can dig a hole and dump both of them in the same plot....at the same time?
If they kick and scream and claim they’re not dead, we’ll ignore them because we know how those SOBs lie.