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Gay Marriage and Full Faith and Credit

By on 10.10.05 | 7:48AM

Mitt Romney's use of a 1913 Massachusetts law barring gay couples from other states obtaining marriage licenses is threatened by a lawsuit in the Supreme Judicial Court. Remember the left's newfound affection for federalism as gay marriage heated up last year? As predicted, one state voiding the contracts of another could not stand for very long -- seizing upon one aspect of federalism destroys the overall quality of constitutional federalism. Of course, this isn't a new fangled argument, but merely Article IV.

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