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  •  Married in Las Vegas (1+ / 0-)
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    alwaysquestion

    We live in Michigan.  Michigan accepts our marriage as legal as does all the other states.  Won't that be the same for gay couples?  If they get married in CA and then move to Michigan won't they still be married in the eyes of the law?  If so, marriage equality is now throughout the land.
    What am I missing?

    •  Marriage equality = same sex marriage (0+ / 0-)

      I'm referring to the bill that would legalize same sex marriage in Illinois. It was approved by our state Senate on Feb. 14, but then stalled in the House just before the end-of-session deadline. Gov Patrick Quinn has promised to sign it as soon as the bill reaches his desk.

      Whether you call it marriage equality or same sex marriage, it'll be legalized in Illinois. Hopefully before the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the question you're raising.

    •  Married in the eyes of the federal government (0+ / 0-)

      but NOT married in the eyes of the Michigan state government.  No state has to recognize a same-sex marriage performed in another state.  That's the part of DOMA that wasn't struck down (it wasn't challenged in the case that went to SCOTUS this year).

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