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  •  That's anti-full faith & credit language, FWIW. (3+ / 0-)
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    stomv, CajunBoyLgb, CMYK

    Courts have held that  a state should recognize the marriages of other states unless the particular form is against the strong public policy of the state.

    •  Notice the wording of the statute (1+ / 0-)
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      Any marriage between persons of the same sex is against the strong public policy of this state.

      The statute was crafted precisely to fall under the exception you cite.

    •  There are only two provisions in DOMA. One (0+ / 0-)

      of them is a denial of full faith and credit, here being invoked, and the other is the bar on Federal recognition. Federal recognition is what the DOJ just opted out of defending, and Full Faith and Credit is PART OF  what is in the two MASS cases. There are three or four other DOMA cases, but I don't know the technical issues raised in them, as far as Full Faith and Credit is concerned. I'm not sure what DOJ will do with Full Faith and Credit.

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