Sunday, May 3, 2009

Eric Cantor and Mitt Romney: "Federal Implications" By Allowing States To Decide On Same-Sex Marriage (Video)

Rep. Eric Cantor and Gov. Mitt Romney appeared on CNN "State of The Union".

Both express concern over the "federalist" view of allowing individual state's to decide their own laws regarding same-sex marriage.

Obviously, most conservatives are against same-sex marriage. Yet the two make the case that decisions on marriage in any given state do, in fact, have "federal implications".

What happens with the tax code (joint filing), spousal benefits from employer health-care, status as next-of-kin for hospital visits and medical decisions where one partner is too ill to be competent; joint insurance policies for home, auto and health; and any other in a long list of marital benefits if different states have different laws?

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1 comment:

  1. Ok, make fake marriage illigal to all states through a Constitutional Amendment. Otherwise judicial acivism will force fake marriage on all of us.