Re: IETF 100, Singapore -- proposed path forward and request for input

Michael StJohns <mstjohns@comcast.net> Wed, 25 May 2016 17:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: IETF 100, Singapore -- proposed path forward and request for input
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On 5/24/2016 5:03 PM, John Levine wrote:
> You're right, the Federal law in the US on familial rights is quite
> clear.  On the other hand, I wouldn't bet a lot of money on having
> them respected in Alabama, where the chief justice of the state
> supreme court apparently believes that states can nullify Federal law,
> something most of us thought was settled in the 1860s.

Said Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme court got his head handed to 
him by the US Supreme Court on a matter of jurisdiction, "full faith and 
credit", and specifically with respect to adoption by two gay women. 
http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-648_d18e.pdf

The moral of the story is that there are idiots and bigots everywhere, 
but they appear not to be winning.  (Let's not yet open the discussion 
on the current Presidential contest in the US).

Mike