Which of the following is true of the full faith and credit clause?
a. prohibits state action to ban abortion. b. has become a controversial issue in light of the recent legalization of gay marriage in some states. c. legitimizes organized religion in the United States. d. allows Indians to establish casinos on reservation lands. e. allows immigrants to commit crimes if that behavior is legal in their country of origin.
Of the options given here, the only possible correct answer is B. The full faith and credit clause is to some degree controversial today because of the issue of gay marriage.
The full faith and credit clause is included in the Constitution as a way of making sure that the states respect one another’s laws. Today, this has become an issue because of gay marriage. A number of states currently allow same-sex couples to marry. It is possible to argue that the full faith and credit clause would require other states to recognize those same-sex marriages. States that are opposed to same-sex marriage do not want this to happen. Therefore, there is some degree of controversy over this clause due to the gay marriage issue.