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“An inevitable result of such ‘marriage tourism’ will be a steep increase in litigation” over whether the couple’s home state must recognize their marriage, said Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, author of the brief.
Funny, but when they curtailed the civil rights of their own citizens, don’t you kinda think these attys general might have expected a bit of litigation in return? But really, this is all just Henny Penny alarmist blather. We LGBT people aren’t stupid. We know that a US Supreme Court win is not in our immediate futures. Thus we have collectively taken and continue to take a careful, strategic approach to insure that no bad precedents come out of premature court challenges.
I do give these 10 AGs credit for being good GOP doobies, though. I imagine that there is no prospect more dampening to GOV-CA spirits than the specter of tens of thousands of happily married couples bouncing merrily throughout the state this summer.
The new GOP rallying cry:
The Party of States Rights. Put Party before Constitution!
p.s. Do I detect a hint of economic jealousy in the “marriage tourism” jab? Why yes, I do believe that I do!