GOP Rep Introduces Amendment To Ban Gay Marriage


Motivated by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) introduced legislation on Friday to pass an amendment to the Constitution that would ban gay nuptials, the Huffington Post reported.

Huelskamp’s amendment has zero chance of becoming law, but the legislation attracted several ultra-conservative co-sponsors, including Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Paul Broun (R-GA). 

As HuffPo noted, Huelskamp’s proposal pithy, containing a mere two sentences:

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.


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