Constitution's Full Faith And Credit Clause

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Do you know about the "full faith and credit clause" in the United States Constitution?

It is very important that you do. This clause states simplistically that every other state is required to recognize laws of the other states. That is why if you get married in Oregon you are still married when you visit Florida. If you can drive at age 16 in Texas and you have to be 16 to drive in New York then New York recognizes your Texas driver's license while you are in New York.

Another state can have their own law that would supersede the other state. For example with driving again, if you can drive at 16 in Texas but not until 18 in New Jersey then the Jersey law supersedes you Texas driver's license.

A small, yet vocal minority in America is trying to make other states recognize homosexual marriage through the full faith and credit clause of the Constitution. So when this minority that only represents 3.9% of the population tries to railroad this they are counting on the fact that you are oblivious to this clause.

It is time that all the states left in this great country who hold to morality and the fact that marriage has always been defined as between one man and one woman stand up and amend their state constitutions banning this abuse of the Constitution. If you are for gay marriage we have two states for you now, California and New York. If you are still in love with Tennessee then call your representative or state senator. It needs to be defined before it is redefined for you. A state law is not sufficient; it must be in the state constitution. You can also call your congressman and senator to get this amendment in the U.S. Constitution. Ignorance is bliss for the other side.

Johnny Franks

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