Isn't it interesting that you are schooling me on law when you INSISTED that same-sex couples don't have the right to have their marriages validated by federal law?<quoted text>
You really are confused about what happened aren't you?
The DOMA decision only effected federal law, it has nothing to do with State Law, in fact the decision reenforced the power of the State in regards to marriage law.
Nothing in the DOMA decision requires a state to honor another states marriage license if said license runs counter to the current laws of said state.
Stop acting like you have any idea how the law works, you are just making yourself look ignorant.
I guess it's fair to say that you were a tad off the mark on how the Constitution would be interpreted by the justices.
I'm willing to bet that the following phrases will utilized to push states to legalize same-sex marriage:
--"DOMAs demonstrated purpose is to ensure that if any State decides to recognize same-sex marriages, those unions will be treated as second-class marriages for purposes of federal law"
--"makes it even more difficult for the children to understand the integrity and closeness of their own family and its concord with other families in their community and in their daily lives"
The justices clearly believe that same-sex couples are being treated like second-class citizens. And they clearly believe that DOMA laws negatively impact the children of same-sex couples.
Since I was right about how this would turn out, I think I'll keep my opinions about how I understand the law and you can keep yours.