Ohio Judge rules that state must recognize same sex marriage
A federal judge in Ohio ruled that local officials must recognize a gay marriage performed in Maryland. The Judge ruled under the Equal Protection clause that since as a rule the state recognizes marriages performed in other states that would be illegal within the state (such as first cousins) that it could not discriminate based on sexual orientation. This will be an interesting legal argument that is no doubt going to make it to the Supreme Court in the not so distant future. Legally, I think both sides have persuasive arguments and if I were a judge I really don't know how I would rule. I suspect in the long run gay marriage will gain recognition in all 50 states and I would prefer that happen legislatively rather than through judicial edict.
It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism.-H.L. Mencken