It seems to me that one of these days, we’re going to run into another collision of “rights”, and it will be very interesting.
Prisoners have the right to marry in every state.
Gay marriage is legal in several states, and it won’t be long until it’s legal everywhere in the US.
So what will happen when two cellmates apply for a marriage license? On what basis will the prison be able to deny it?
Another reader asks what implications this would have for the legal principle that a spouse cannot be forced to testify against his or her spouse.
Anybody know the answer? How are states where SSM is legal dealing with this issue?