Friday, February 18, 2011

Wyoming Bans Gay Marraige.

Today Wyoming has passed a law that not only bans the union of same sex couples with in the the  state, allows the state to not recognize same sex marriages that occurred in other states.  Meaning that the marriage contract that was sign in a state that allowed two men or women to get married in any other state is not valid once you cross over you are no longer married. This is interesting because that it states in the Constitution, under the full faith and credit clause that each state is required to honor public contracts from other states. " Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State."  Marriage is some thing that i would argue falls under the banner of  public acts or records. So then denying marriage that was valid in another state would be unconstitutional.   If you are married in Vermont  the law of the land says that no matter where you move in the US  that you have to be treated as though you are married.

Also on related note that just drips of rich pancake smothering irony did you know that  one of  Wyoming's official names is the equality state, and their state motto is"Equal rights." 

Good show Wyoming good show.