I don't agree with the underlying law, but I'm not so sure the federal government should have no say. I didn't look at the case very closely and just briefly saw an article, but doesn't this concern federal benefits? If the federal government has to pay these benefits, I don't see why it shouldn't have no say.I'm glad the 1st circuit ruled this way:
Obviously I have some bias since I support gay marriage, but I think it's absurd for the Federal gov't to be able to take the position that marriage laws belong to the state at the same time it tries to decide which states' definition of marriage it finds acceptable for Federal purposes. If a state recognizes a marriage, then the Federal gov't should have no place to deny it.
The Republicans fighting this are so hypocritical.
What if the state says that pologamy is legal and one dude dies and has 6 wives. Are you telling me the federal government has no choice but to pay all these widows and has no right to deny them benefits? I'm not so sure about that.