Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Yeah, it basically said that the federal government had to respect States' definition of marriage, whatever they determined that definition to be.
So far, it doesn't compel one state to honor another state's definition. But that battle will be on its way next I'm sure.
It's going to be difficult to reconcile a state's right to deny a marriage license with:
"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."
Furthermore, with regard to Smiling Ass's post...the media (Fox News) is doing the same thing with the VRA Section 5 decision yesterday. It's because the common turd watching television doesn't have a clue what the real text of the laws are, let alone the stipulations in the sections.