Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Oct 2004, 8:56 a.m.

Full Faith and Debit

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Last night, I didn't watch the entire Cheney-Edwards debate. However, I did see the bit where Edwards claimed that we don't need the "Defense of Marriage" Amendment, since no state has to recognize a same-sex marriage made in another state. Leonard and I looked at each other and said, "Huh? Full faith and credit!" But we had forgotten about the public policy exception.