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  •  Are there other parts of DOMA that need to (1+ / 0-)
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    be attacked, or is that the main point? Sorry.

    •  Yes Doma Section 3 that allows states to (4+ / 0-)

      deny full faith and credit to valid marriage licenses issued by non-discriminating states in order to discriminate against same-sex couples.

      Even if DOMA section 3 is ruled unconstitutional, it will still be possible for a state to refuse to issue a marriage license to a gay couple but they would have to recognize the validity of licenses from other states.

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      by Montreal Progressive on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:01:33 PM PDT

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      •  That's section 2 (6+ / 0-)

        Section 3 abjures Federal benefits.  Section 2 exempts states from the Full Faith and Credit Clause. Only Section 3 is before SCOTUS right now.

        For a number of reasons, the admission that Section 2 is unconstitutional will happen at the same time that laws banning same-sex marriage are struck down universally. So, yes, it's days are numbered, too.

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        by Serpents Choice on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:15:53 PM PDT

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      •  Doesn't that mean gay marriage everywhere then? (0+ / 0-)

        I mean, a gay couple could just takes a trip to SF to get married in CA then.

        Am I missing something?

        If this is the result, then all the H8er states will be doing is to drive a bunch of big $$$ spent on weddings into the coffers of the states that allow marriage.    I'm sure SF won't mind.

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