Feldman then wonders what same-sex marriage could possibly lead to:
For example, must the states permit or recognize a marriage between an aunt and niece? Aunt and nephew? Brother/brother? Father and child? May minors marry? Must marriage be limited to only two people? What about a transgender spouse? Is such a union same-gender or male-female? All such unions would undeniably be equally committed to love and caring for one another, just like the plaintiffs.
Feldman was the first federal judge to uphold a state ban on same-sex marriage since the Supreme Court ruled in Windsor v. U.S. that the federal government must offer benefits to gay couples.