I’ve mentioned before that Marriage between same-sex couples is already a “prohibited marriage” in the state of Minnesota. However, our law goes well beyond just prohibiting same-sex marriage, it also voids any recognition for same-sex marriages performed other states or jurisdictions.
So again, I ask you, what exactly is this marriage amendment accomplishing?
517.03 PROHIBITED MARRIAGES.
(4) a marriage between persons of the same sex.
(b) A marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, either under common law or statute, that is recognized by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void in this state and contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage or its termination are unenforceable in this state.