On 6/23/2022 10:31 PM, Stuart O. Bronstein wrote:
> Overturning gay marriage would cause some major problems due to the
> full faith and credit requirement in the Constitution. So I doubt it
> would happen at this point.
If the Supreme Court overturned Obergefell v. Hodges and United States
v. Windsor, then the Defense of Marriage Act would (probably) be
re-instated. Section 2 says:
> No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian
tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public act, record, or
judicial proceeding of any other State, territory, possession, or tribe
respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is
treated as a marriage under the laws of such other State, territory,
possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship.
The US Constitution, Article IV, Section 1 states:
> 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.
So Congress said (boiled down to plain English) that when it comes to
same-sex marriage, the "effect thereof" is "none".
One of my Facebook friends posted a meme referring to the "Keystone
Court". It's beginning to seem more and more apropos.
I do so have a memory. It's backed up on DVD... somewhere...