First, it is a weasly position. It is a politically expedient way of trying to have it both ways. It allows one to avoid having to actually take a stand.
Second, it doesn't help anyone who has a legal marriage in one state be accepted as married in another. Forget moving to such a state. Imagine a gay couple on vacation in one and having one partner be hospitalized. That's anyone's nightmare. If your spouse can't see to your well being, that is one of the worst things I can imagine.
And what about just the simple, basic, unfairness of it?
Jim Crow wasn't done on a state by state basis. If it were, it would still exist. Look no further than Kansas and the current assault on women's rights - and they're codified!!! - to see what "state's rights" get us in this country.
There are so many more reasons why this is wrong. The few examples are enough for this thread.
Taking no stand is being unfriendly to the civil rights of the LGBTIQ citizens of the country - even he ones with state granted rights to marry.
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