- May 19, 2004
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Source: Yahoo News
[size=-1] While Iraq (news - web sites) and the economy dominate the national debate this election year, same-sex marriage has emerged as a central issue in 11 states where voters will decide whether to ban such unions.
[/size] [size=-1] These states are following Louisiana and Missouri, which this year approved state constitutional amendments that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. [/size]
[size=-1] Supporters of the proposed state amendments say they are responding to the Massachusetts court decision last November that legalized gay marriage in that state, and to the actions of local officials in Oregon, California and New Jersey who issued marriage licenses to gay couples earlier this year.[/size]