Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Wash. initiative would require married couples to have kids

Yeesh, talk about being over the top. This is a case of spite for losing an earlier initiative. Even were this to pass is would not hold up legally which is the point. They are hoping it is declared illegal so that gay marriage can eventually be legalised. I would assume the strategy is to try and show that marriage is more than procreation (is not defined) therefore same sex couples can be married. Interesting, though underhanded strategy:

Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would 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 "unrecognized" and people in those marriages would be ineligible to receive any marriage benefits. Read More.

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