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  •  That will depend (6+ / 0-)

    on how the Supreme Court rules on DOMA. I read this at Americablog:

    Second, the best-case scenario in an opinion to overturn Section 3 of DOMA would be for the Supreme Court to consider a marriage legal if it is legal where it is celebrated. Even if this is the case, most same-sex couples will have to change their state of residence first in order to get married at all, something that straight couples have never had to worry about. Only after changing residence (which can require living in a state for one year) could the couple move back to a non-equality state without the threat of deportation. Third, if the Supreme Court considers a marriage legal only if it is legal in the state of residence, legally married same-sex couples would be faced with deportation as soon as they moved to a non-equality state.

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