How can marriage be a states-right?
February 12, 2014 1:33 PM Subscribe
In light of the recent court decision that Kentucky must honor gay marriages performed in other states
, I've been wondering how marriage can be granted and controlled by the states, as opposed to the federal government?
posted by specialnobodie to Law & Government (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
And, why didn't something along these lines pop up when interracial marriages were a big deal?
I'm really not interested in a big discussion about whether same-sex marriage should or shouldn't be legal. I'm interested in the seeming contradiction of a state granting a privilege(right?) that comes along with lots of federal rights/benefits.