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Constitution Says Nothing About Marriage...

Anonymous
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... and therefore, it is up to the states to decide if they will or will not allow gay marriage.

"The Tenth Amendment states the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government  by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people."

In case you didn't know.

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:10 PM
I remember that from high school government class
paganmommy4
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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It falls under a CIVIL RIGHT..

LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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Glad an Anon CMer knows the law better than the supreme court does. 


SRUsarahSC
by Platinum Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 8:11 PM

so here's a question DH brought up...if you are military (federal employee) and you get married in CA where you are stationed, and then get orders to go to SC, where it's not legal, do your benefits for your partner stop due to the relocation?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 29, 2013 at 9:12 PM


Quoting SRUsarahSC:

so here's a question DH brought up...if you are military (federal employee) and you get married in CA where you are stationed, and then get orders to go to SC, where it's not legal, do your benefits for your partner stop due to the relocation?

The supreme court just ruled that all laws banning gay marriage are unconstitutional so it's not an issue. 

SRUsarahSC
by Platinum Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 9:18 PM


but there is nothing on the books about forcing a state to permit it either. SC still does not recognize gay marriage nor will they grant a marriage license to a gay couple.

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting SRUsarahSC:

so here's a question DH brought up...if you are military (federal employee) and you get married in CA where you are stationed, and then get orders to go to SC, where it's not legal, do your benefits for your partner stop due to the relocation?

The supreme court just ruled that all laws banning gay marriage are unconstitutional so it's not an issue. 



stephyk
by Stephanie on Jun. 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Ditto

Quoting paganmommy4:

It falls under a CIVIL RIGHT..

LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Actually, the constitution does say that all Amricans mst be treated equally in the eyes of the law.  Secular marriage is a law, so your reasoning is faulty.

Quoting Anonymous:

... and therefore, it is up to the states to decide if they will or will not allow gay marriage.

"The Tenth Amendment states the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government  by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people."

In case you didn't know.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jun. 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM
Usually, they don't change their state residency. Therefore, their benefits wouldn't be effected.


Quoting SRUsarahSC:

so here's a question DH brought up...if you are military (federal employee) and you get married in CA where you are stationed, and then get orders to go to SC, where it's not legal, do your benefits for your partner stop due to the relocation?


AjsMom0508
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM
Incorrect. They stated FEDERAL laws banning gay marriage to be unconstitutional. Per the Tenth Amendment laws regarding marriage are reserved for the States. Hence why marriage laws vary so much from state to state.

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting SRUsarahSC:

so here's a question DH brought up...if you are military (federal employee) and you get married in CA where you are stationed, and then get orders to go to SC, where it's not legal, do your benefits for your partner stop due to the relocation?

The supreme court just ruled that all laws banning gay marriage are unconstitutional so it's not an issue. 

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