Comment: But you do need a rational federal rule

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But you do need a rational federal rule

if two men who are married in massachusettes travel to pennsylvania, and in pennsylvania one man is injured, his spouse would not be able to visit him in the hospital.

this is just one of the 1100 federal benefits to being married, and if only left up to the states, it would have real life influences.

look i am libertarian, but there are SOME federal rules that must be in place to protect the best interest of the people without having a hodgepodge of state laws in regards to these things.