Two weeks after the California Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, The New York Times reports that New York State will begin recognizing gay marriages from California, Massachusetts, and other countries.
And because California, unlike Massachusetts, lacks a law preventing gay marriages granted there from being recognized elsewhere, other states may follow suit. At the very least, gay couples will return from wedding ceremonies in California to sue for legal recognition of their unions in their home states.
To the Christian Right, this is the nightmare scenario that it has spent the last few years arguing merits a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The movement is determined to make this an issue in 2008. How long can John McCain hold out on weighing in?