Brian Sims, Pennsylvania's first openly gay representative to be elected, believes striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will bring about chaos which would benefit the LGBT community.

The 34-year-old Sims, a policy attorney and civil rights advocate, told Philadelphia Magazine that should the Supreme Court rule DOMA unconstitutional, legal confusion would ensue, forcing states where gay marriage is not legal to confront the issue.

“If DOMA is struck down, those states will technically have to recognize laws in [marriage-equality] states,” Sims said. “And if those states are forced to recognize marriages in other states you're going to have a bunch of disparities in other circuits and … the Supreme Court will be forced to revisit it in three or four years. If nothing else it's going to create a lot of confusion, and chaos in the legal system [which] is good for the LGBTQ community. It will force decisions that are founded in law, and when those decisions come down they tend to be in favor of LGBTQ equality.”