posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 11:37 PM
Ohhhhh! Cat fight!
Thanks for making me laugh, I seriously was getting P.O'ed at this thread. The point is about legality of the marriage in other states. I do have
to say, just because Vermont passes it, it's NOT automatically legal in my great state of Oklahoma. All anyone has to do is look at driving laws.
In Oklahoma, you can have a truck with a lift kit. You can have one in Missouri too. In Oklahoma, the tailgate can only be as high as the chest of
the officer stopping you (not very accurate I know...we're rednecks ) In Missouri, there is a specific inch height of the back bumper. Now, if I
take my too tall truck in to Missouri, I CAN and WILL be ticketed because I am in violation of Missouri road laws, BUT if my truck is registered in
Oklahoma, where it IS legal, they CAN NOT make me take the lift off, or tow my truck to be impounded. Thats where the Each State to Honor all others
clause comes in.
Now, if you got married in Vermont, and then moved to Oklahoma, when your VT citizenship expired, the State of Oklahoma, (as you are now citizens of)
would NOT recognize the marriage any longer, and you would be entitled to no tax breaks, or other marital benefits from the state.
That is why to me, state laws should have no bearing on marriage.
To everyone else who is getting their panties in a bunch, calm down. You don't like homosexuality, don't practice it. Also, to the homosexuals,
you don't want to be persecuted for your practices, don't flaunt them. To me, I don't have homosexual friends. I have some female friends who like
to have sex with other females. They keep it in the bedroom. Just like my male friends who like to have sex with other males. They keep it in the
bedroom. Like me and my girlfriend, our sexuality is kept in the bedroom.
Homo's, if you're in public, don't flame. And Hetero's if you're in public, don't testosterone out. Respect each other, get along, and live