That is precisely what the supporters of same sex marriage are doing, telling the state to get out of our business.gay marriage....what's next?
Let's stop the insanity!
We need to collectively tell Obama and the supreme court to butt the hell out of our personal business!
FED responsibilities should be about defense and infrastructure. Not a hellava lot more than that.
The question of legalizing perverted gay marriages fall into the broad category of decisions which need to be left up to the descretion of each respective state!
As for leaving marriage to the states, that would be what the constitution says in the 10th Amendment. http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/tenth... However, the 14th Amendment requires states to provide all persons within their jurisdiction equal protection of the laws. http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amend... Such protection can be denied, if and only if doing so serves a compelling state interest. http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/strict_scrutin...
The US Supreme Court has held that fundamental rights may not be a put to a vote. http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/31... It has also held on 14 Separate occasions that marriage IS a fundamental right. http://www.afer.org/blog/video-14-supreme-cou...
Can you offer a compelling state interest served by limiting the legal protections of marriage to being between a man and a woman, expressly denying same sex couples the right to marry, that would render such a restriction constitutional?