Geez, Maybe All This Hooha Is Undermining Marriage


Arf arf:

In a new twist in the battle over same-sex marriage roiling the United States, a county in Oregon has banned all marriages—gay and heterosexual—until the state decides who can and who cannot wed….

"It may seem odd," Benton County Commissioner Linda Modrell told Reuters in a telephone interview, but "we need to treat everyone in our county equally."

My favorite quote in the story comes from Tim Nashif of the conservative Defense of Marriage Coalition: "Oregon not only has the only county in the nation issuing illegal [same-sex] marriage licenses, we probably have the only county in the nation refusing to issue marriage licenses at all." Now that's federalism!