Well the homophobes in Washington have revised their “marriage protection [sic] amendment.”
Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.
Notice anything strange? Yeap, this amendment will prevent states from amending their constitution to allow civil unions, but allow them to pass laws for it. These congressional activists are so afraid of “activist judges” that they are crippling the people’s right to have state constitutional law. Shit like this is why I think that civics classes should be mandatory for politicians.
Perhaps even worse is that this amendment would harm freedom of religion since it would bar religous organizations from marrying same-sex couples as they often do now. By not specifying “legal marriage” or “civic marriage” this amendment would criminalize any non-traditional marriage even if the people involved don’t claim it is legal/civic.
But I guess doing stupid things to protect simple minds from the horror of equal rights, keeps them from realizing how much the Republicans have screwed the public welfare. Rome had its gladatorial games; we have our “morality” police.