Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You Have To Stop And Wonder If They Have Ever Read The Constitution?

A Republican legislator in Arkansas is introducing a bill to not recognize marriage equality.
Arkansas Will Hear Bill To Dismantle Marriage Equality On Valentine’s Day
What a way to celebrate.
Huffington Post
By Cavan Sieczkowski
February 14, 2017

Arkansas is looking to deliver a blow to the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality on none other than Valentine’s Day.

Republican Senator Jason Rapert’s Senate Joint Resolution 7, filed last week, says “Nothing in this Constitution or in the constitution or laws of any state may define or be construed to define marriage except as the 2 union of one man and one woman, and no other union shall be recognized with 3 legal incidents thereof within the United States or any place subject to 4 their jurisdiction.”

A hearing is set for Tuesday, according to Pink News, to consider the motion.

Thirty-four states need to call for the constitutional convention, and 38 states are required for the amendment to be added to the Constitution.
This is scary in that the senator said ““Nothing in this Constitution or in the constitution or laws of any state may define or be construed to define marriage…” didn’t he read the Supreme Court ruling? The court found that both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution apply to same-sex marriage.

Then passing a Constitutional Amendment is within the realm of possibilities, over half the states have either a Republican controlled legislature or the governor, it wouldn’t too many other states to come on board.



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