Thursday, July 31, 2003

Oh, the Horror

I'm no lawyer, but if Andrew Sullivan thinks his desperate "compromise" with respect to a constitutional amendment would be anything but a nightmare he's nuts. I mean, what happens when states starting being able to refuse to recognize marriages - any marriages - made in other states?

How to avoid that nightmare? He could back an alternative amendment that says merely that no state should be forced to recognize the marriages in any other state. That essentially codifies federalism and prevents a nationalization of gay marriage through the courts (a highly unlikely scenario, in my view anyway). And it doesn't tell states what they can and cannot do for their own residents.

what a mess that would be.