Tuesday, January 31, 2012

U.S. facing same-sex issues

Same-sex marriage issue facing lawmakers, voters in several states

Alexander McKay of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property sings during a rally protesting Gov. Martin J. O'Malley's stand on same-sex marriage in Annapolis, Md., Jan. 30. O'Malley, a Catholic, is sponsoring legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.

The same-sex marriage issue will be facing lawmakers and voters in several states this year.

Democratic-controlled legislatures in Washington state, Maryland and New Jersey are considering legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage, while Maine voters will vote on a same-sex marriage referendum in November.

Voters in North Carolina and Minnesota will consider constitutional amendments defining marriage as between a man and a woman. In New Hampshire, the Republican-controlled legislature is gearing up to vote on a bill that could reverse that state's same-sex marriage law.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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