Posted by bad_luck on 12/30/2013 10:58:00 AM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 12/30/2013 10:38:00 AM (view original):Not confusing at all. ND telling someone that they can't get married in ND because they are already married (to someone else) in another state is perfectly acceptable. It's what other non-gay marriage recognizing states do.
If it's not recognized as valid in ND, then why are you expecting that ND can tell somebody "sorry, you can't get married in ND because you're already married somewhere else"?
Is this somehow very confusing to you?
Let's say South Dakota allows people to marry oak trees. North Dakota calls "bullshit" on that and doesn't recognize marriages between people and trees.
Joey Smith marries an oak tree in South Dakota. He later wants to marry a woman in North Dakota. North Dakota says "well, we think it's batshit crazy, and we don't consider it a valid marriage, but we can't let you marry a woman in ND because you're already married to an oak tree in SD".
That makes sense to you?
12/30/2013 11:02 AM (edited)