sorry about the empty page here lately folks, between working (real, paying job) sleeping (which I cannot seem to get enough of lately) kids, NSO stuffies, and playing around with stuff on my own site,(if you're interested, This is what I've been working on, note, its not done yet!) I'm afraid I've been rather lax in posting.
I have been keeping up (somewhat) with my reads, and the other day was reading THIS the other day over at MadBull's blog, and one of the questions in the comments got me thinking (*authors note, I never said my posts had to make allot of sense!*)
Or should the state be able to dictate what we can or cannot use?
So naturally with the way my mind works at times, and considering "freedom" has been banded about allot here lately...how much right does the state and/or country we live in have to tell us what we can do and how to live our lives?
Now obviously there are 'no brainers' when it comes to this...if you kill someone obviously you're going to go to jail (or at least I hope you are!) rob someone, assault, etc...you get my point here, but what I'm referring to are things that allot of people take for granted...and some of you might want to stop reading right here....
In every state in the US., in every country across the world (I'm fairly certain) if you are married in another state/country, if you move, that marriage is recognized...
IF you are a man and a woman
HOWEVER, if you are a same-sex couple, even if the marriage is legal where you obtained it, if you move somewhere where it's not (legally) recognized, thats tough, you're out of luck
U. S. and State Laws Defining Marriage. In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA, P. L. 104-199). That law limits marriage, for federal program purposes, to unions of one man and one woman. It provides that a state cannot be forced to recognize another state or country's statutory or judge-made laws extending marriage to same-sex couples.
Between 1996 and 2000, 36 states passed laws generally modeled on the federal DOMA. Three also amended their constitutions to limit marriage to unions between two people of the opposite sex.
So, what you're telling me is in this 'land of the free' I don't even have the freedom to legally marry whomever I choose??
and before you pull out your 'religion/god' card...might I remind you, that this country was founded on people trying to escape religious persecution, and obtain religious freedoms, and as far as I'm aware there is still a law separating church and state.
yea, my mind seems to take some interesting twists and turns at times...