President Obama called for federal recognition of all legally-performed same sex marriages, regardless of which state the married couple now lives in. On Top Magazine reports:
“What’s true though is that you still have a whole bunch of states that do not recognize it. The Supreme Court continued to leave it up to the states to make these decisions. And we are going to have to go back and do a legal analysis of what that means. It’s my personal belief, I’m speaking now as a president as opposed to as a lawyer, that if you’ve been married in Massachusetts and you move someplace else you’re still married. Under federal law you should be able to obtain the benefits of any lawfully married couple.”
This just makes common sense – why should our marriage cease to exist when we cross a state line?