The GUARDIAN tends to shy away from legislative issues because it is impossible to keep up on issues and lawmakers love to introduce bills that should be left alone.
That said, we are going to honor a request from LENA JOHNSON to “post something” so the upcoming constitutional amendment regarding MARRIAGE can be debated.
The 2006 legislature passed a resolution to put the following question on the November ballot:
“Shall Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended by the addition of a new Section 28, to provide that a marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state?”
The GUARDIAN thinks it is bad law because it goes beyond the issue of “gay marriage.” As written it does not allow any of those “domestic partnerships” or other contracts we hear about between ANY gender. Failure to recognize that homosexuality exists and that “couples” are lent money to buy houses for example, precludes any orderly manner to dispose of an estate if one dies.
For the record: The GUARDIAN is “straight” and objects to the concept of gay rights OR gay discrimination. We espouse EQUAL rights and NO discrimination for any reason.
We don’t want to know your sexual preference period.
We will open the forum for debate, but a few rules:
–Keep it short and make your point.
–No name calling or stupid scenarios about screwing goats etc.
–GUARDIAN will veto inappropriate comments, but not control any thoughts or ideas.
–Avoid links because we want to keep readers on our site.
–If you are gay, try not to convert the churchites.
–If you are a churchite, don’t try to “cure” the gays.
OK folks, it’s all yours!
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