2180Re: [prezveepsenator] Wash. initiative would require married couples to have kids
- Feb 7 8:35 AMI guess April Fools came early this year?
--- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:
> Wash. initiative would require married couples to
> 12:59 PM PST on Tuesday, February 6, 2007
> KING5.com Staff and Associated Press
> OLYMPIA, Wash. - An initiative filed by proponents
> same-sex marriage would require heterosexual couples
> to have kids within three years or else have their
> marriage annulled.
> Initiative 957 was filed by the Washington Defense
> Marriage Alliance. That group was formed last summer
> after the state Supreme Court upheld Washington's
> on same-sex marriage.
> Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to
> and women who are able to have children. Couples
> be required to prove they can have children in order
> to get a marriage license, and if they did not have
> children within three years, their marriage would be
> subject to annulment.
> All other marriages would be defined as
> and people in those marriages would be ineligible to
> receive any marriage benefits.
> For many years, social conservatives have claimed
> that marriage exists solely for the purpose of
> procreation ... The time has come for these
> conservatives to be dosed with their own medicine,"
> said WA-DOMA organizer Gregory Gadow in a printed
> statement. If same-sex couples should be barred
> marriage because they can not have children
> it follows that all couples who cannot or will not
> have children together should equally be barred from
> Supporters must gather more than 224,000 valid
> signatures by July 6 to put the initiative on the
> November ballot.
> Opponents say the measure is another attack on
> traditional marriage, but supporters say the move is
> needed to have a discussion on the high court
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