I have a different sort of question. Maybe a lawyer or someone who deals with Constitutional issues can help shed light on.
Suppose for argument sake, Hawaii did legalize gay marriages.
Doesn’t the Constitution (in particular Section 1 of Article IV Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other state) require other state to recognize the marriage as being valid. Or am I interpeting this wrong.
It seems to me if other states could pass laws saying it isn’t legal, this would mean you would (according to the case scenerio above) be married only in Hawaii.
Then could other state pass similar laws, like saying you have to be 21 to be married in our state not 18. Since you are only 18 you are married in Hawaii but not Illinois and so on…
I don’t want to debate about gay marriages, I just used that as an example to best expess the question.