Santorum: Marriage is a federal issue

Senator Santorum was right in the debate tonight when he said that marriage is a federal issue, we can’t have people being married in one state and not married in another. The Constitution says that

Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

Santorum is wrong about a Constitutional Amendment being the way to do it. As the FF&C says, Congress may by general law set the proof and effect of marriages as between a man and a woman who are approved and allowed to have sex and procreate. And if all we do is limit marriage to a man and a woman, we have not actually preserved marriage or protected it against being equated to a same-sex couple’s rights. It must be defined as approving of sex and procreation, not just defined as a man and a woman. And people should only be allowed and approved to reproduce as the sex they were born as, with someone of the other sex.

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