As depicted in this article, a significant occurrence happened when the Senate passed the proposed bill addressing same sex marriage. Although this is exciting and may be significant for some, it is in the view of many, insufficient and really does not do what it is portrayed to accomplish. This bill does not legalize same sex marriage nationally. It only requires states to honor a marriage that is legal elsewhere.
That technically has been the standard that exists in our country already. The principle of “full faith and credit” is supposed to honored where a decree, order, judgment or marriage in this case is legally recognized in one state ais supposed to be universally recognized by all states. However, that has not been the case when it comes to same sex marriage and the LGBTQ community. Although this bill purports to be a landmark piece of legislation and progress for the LGBTQ community, it is not.
Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Al Weaver, TheHill(dot)com
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