Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Emphasis On Tool

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Being Retooled
Key backers of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage said yesterday that they are rewording the two-sentence text to clarify that it would allow states to establish civil unions or other partnership arrangements for same-sex couples.

Hey, remember back when supporters of the FMA (Federal Marriage Amendment) were saying that the amendment wouldn't ban civil unions, except that it did? Well, I guess this move is sort of an acknowledgement that they weren't telling the truth the whole time. The "retooled" constitutional ban on gay marriage is slightly less odious than the original proposal, but it is still an awful idea.


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