“In the debate over whether to legalize gay marriage, both sides are missing the point. Why should the government be in the business of decreeing who can and cannot be married?”
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Massachusetts, which legalized same-sex marriages in 2004, claims that the federal definition of marriage under DOMA violates its authority under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution to define marriage as it sees fit.
New Hampshire on Wednesday became the sixth U.S. state to authorize gay marriage, deepening a New England niche for same-sex weddings and the spending that comes with them.
The New York State Assembly has asserted State Sovereignty by approving measure (A07732) to allow same-sex marriages.
The measure, from Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, passed by a margin of 89 to 52, including the backing of five Republicans. in the state’s lower house, where Democrats have a comfortable majority. A similar bill passed in the same assembly by an 85-61 vote in 2007.
On Wednesday, May 6th, Maine Governor John Baldacci signed into law a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state. The move makes Maine the fifth state to allow gay marriage. “This new law does not force any religion to recognize a marriage that falls outside of its beliefs. It does not require the church to perform any ceremony with which it disagrees. Instead, it reaffirms the separation of Church and State,” Governor Baldacci said.
The State of California’s recent decision to start allowing gay marriages has caused an uproar, of sorts, in some corners. These people are concerned about their values, their traditions, their lifestyle and their beliefs.Â So, many of them are calling on the federal government to “step in” and fix this “problem.” One thing that these [...]