Case in point, Gov. Rick Perry on New York’s same-sex marriage law.
Perry, who is considering running for president, at a forum in Colorado on Friday called himself an “unapologetic social conservative” and said he opposes gay marriage — but that he’s also a firm believer in the 10th Amendment, the Associated Press reported.
“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” he said to applause from several hundred GOP donors in Aspen, the AP reported.
“That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.” [Source]
An argument that was also used when it came to slavery. While generally the concept is correct when it comes to state right’s it does not mean that a state has license to pass what they may. An unjust law is no law at all and New York’s law can be objected to based on the natural law. These types of distinctions are very important and I would have serious reservations about anybody who could not make the correct distinction here. Though to tell the truth I already has serious reservations about Gov. Perry and in fact the whole slate of president wannabes. If New York instituted a form of Romneycare, Obamacare, etc than certainly that would be the state’s right. Redefining marriage is not within the prerogative of any state.