SSA Rejects Straight Marriages
Drudge apparently posted a link to this.
NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK -- The Social Security Administration is rejecting marriage documents issued for heterosexual couples in four communities that performed weddings for gay couples.As a proponent of gay marriage, this is a tad scary to hear. The fault seems to lie with the Social Security Administration, though. Does the issuing of a few dubious licenses really justify the rejection of all?
The agency is rejecting all marriage certificates issued in New Paltz, N.Y., after Feb. 27, when the town's mayor began marrying gay couples, according to town officials.
Certificates issued during the brief periods when Asbury Park, N.J., Multnomah County, Ore., and Sandoval County, N.M., recognized gay marriages are also being rejected.
The agency did not comment Sunday. Its Web site says it accepts civil-union documents from Vermont and marriage licenses for gay couples in Massachusetts.
The Web site said the legality of marriage documents in the four localities is "still unresolved at the state level."