They recognize that same sex couples will go to California to get married, then return home to litigate their way into recognition in their home states. That's the way it's done, with NO input from the public, who routinely opposes homosexual marriage by overwhelming margins.
"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, who authored the brief. Shurtleff said delaying the implementation of the ruling would save other states from “premature, unnecessary, unnecessarily difficult, and therefore unduly burdensome litigation in our courts.”
The attorneys general of Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina and South Dakota joined the brief.
Each of the ten states has legally banned the recognition of same-sex marriages contracted elsewhere. Unlike Massachusetts, where homosexual marriages have also been legalized, California allows residents of other states to marry even if the marriage would not be legal in their home state."
I am unfortunately NOT a resident of one of those ten states, NY Governor Patterson has already said he would welcome and acknowlege homosexual couples. I have never voted on this decison.
Read the entire article here.