Today the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that just because you get married in Massachusetts doesn’t mean you can get divorced anywhere else. Oops! But why is this maybe, just maybe, a good thing?…. You see, each state recognizes the (heterosexual) marriages and divorces granted by the other states (as well as certain other things) because of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution, a.k.a, the Full Faith and Credit Clause. However, Slick Willie’s Defense of Marriage Act allows states to actively not recognize ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ and bars the federal government from recognizing ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ same sex marriages.
I’ve heard it said that when the gods want to punish someone, they answer their prayers. In the case of gay marriage, well, the answer may well be the punishment. Sure, you can get married…but gay marriage really IS forever.
Yes, we’ll know that Gays and Lesbians have achieved full equality when they can drag their spouses through bitter, drawn-out, and horribly expensive divorce and custody battles with scads of collateral damage, restraining orders, and unfounded accusations of child and spousal abuse. Yeah, you want equality? Careful what you ask for….