It shouldn’t surprise me that what the law actually says doesn’t matter to the gay brownshirt brigade. Out-of-state gays are suing to make Massachusetts allow them to marry. Nevermind that there’s a 1913 law that forbids the issuance of a marriage certificate to any out-of-state couple if the marriage would be invalid in their home state. Those who hold up homosexuality as all that is good and holy and wonderful in the world say, Law, Schmaw. You just can’t dust off some old law against us, they say.
Of course, the marriages would indeed be illegal in their home states, but unless Massachusetts gives them a valid marriage license, then they won’t be able to file constitutional challenges in those states, and that’s what this is really about.