Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Here's the problem with letting states decide. If they have equal rights because its in the constitution, then it applies to every state.
Same basic principle as why JFK sent federal troops to enforce allowing blacks to enroll in any college they are qualified to attend. Why we sent troops to ensure integration in the South.
No matter the state some rights are applied at the federal level. It's the same whether its in Alabama, Georgia, New York or California. States rights don't apply here.
You're mixing apples and oranges.
The constitution says nothing about marriage. Allowing blacks to enroll in a college receiving tax money is not the same thing as not allowing a state to decide what is considered a legal marriage.
And I still don't see what rights homosexuals are losing here. If you're talking about tax code afforded a married couple as being a civil right the same would apply to a single person. If civil rights dictate a homosexual couple are afforded the same tax class as heterosexual than a single person's civil rights are violated because they don't receive the same benefit.