PENNSYLVANIA: State GOP Rep Plans Constitutional Ban On Marriage Equality
Pennsylvania GOP state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe plans to introduce a constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Via press release from Equality Pennsylvania, here is Melcalfe's announcement:
This constitutional amendment will eliminate confusion as to what constitutes a legal marriage, and it will also designate marriage as the only type of union that will be legally recognized in Pennsylvania. The language contained in my legislation is modeled after Florida’s marriage protection amendment, which was approved by more than 60 percent of Florida voters in 2008. To date, voters in 30 states have ratified similar amendments to their state constitution. It is important that we support traditional marriage and have constitutional amendments to protect it at the state level. Marriage is a common good, not a special interest. Special interests should not have the right to redefine marriage for all of us.