Columnist Cal Thomas has an opinion of what happened to the Arizona illegal law,
It goes back to a law, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. This was not a minor law, but now in Massachusetts a state law for same-sex marriage cannot be overruled by the federal law.
Now, we hear and read a federal judge overules federal law when a state law "promotes the interests of the ruling liberal and culural elites."
Thomas used the words "marriage definers" for these same-sex liberals. I prefer to call marriage a rite given to us by God.