Florida Couple Fights DMV's Refusal to Acknowledge Their Marriage

May 1, 2012 Read more: EDGE 22

A man from Collier County, Fla., says he was denied a new driver's license from the Department of Motor Vehicles because the department could not recognize a same-sex marriage license that he received after marrying his partner in Massachusetts, the Naples Daily News reported.

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“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#21 May 2, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I feel the same way. I'm tired of people saying that Article 4 Sec 1 & 2 have never been applied to marriage laws. It's about time it was.
I think all marriage equality cases should cite Article 4 as well as amendments 9 and 14. Heck they should even bring in Amendment 1 (religious freedom)
I agree and have been saying the exact same thing here for a very long time. Yet each time I point out FFC, I get severely criticized for it.

Just because FFC has never been applied to state marriage laws before, doesn't mean it isn't applicable, or that the federal courts, including SCOTUS, will not apply it in the future.

Since: Mar 09

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#22 May 3, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I feel the same way. I'm tired of people saying that Article 4 Sec 1 & 2 have never been applied to marriage laws. It's about time it was.
I think all marriage equality cases should cite Article 4 as well as amendments 9 and 14. Heck they should even bring in Amendment 1 (religious freedom)
If they can slip the purportedly "dead" Amendment. IX in there somehow I'll be ecstatic. That one is like a key to the mentally imprisoned's gates.

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