Wednesday, February 07, 2007

No Kids, No Marriage?

Sound good to you? I think it would be fun to see how an initiative like this would do in California.

Seems the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance, not a right winger organization as one would assume, is trying to get an initiative on the ballot up there that would do the following:

  • add the phrase, “who are capable of having children with one another” to the legal definition of marriage;
  • require that couples married in Washington file proof of procreation within three years of the date of marriage or have their marriage automatically annulled;
  • require that couples married out of state file proof of procreation within three years of the date of marriage or have their marriage classed as “unrecognized;”
  • establish a process for filing proof of procreation; and
  • make it a criminal act for people in an unrecognized marriage to receive marriage benefits.
This, in an attempt to challenge their state supreme court's decision that government has a legitimate state interest in restricting marriage to couples who can procreate.

I love their strategy- absurdity to illustrate absurdity- and I'm all for it. Enough said. Kudos to Radley Balko, who led me to this guy, for the heads up on the story.

3 Comments:

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Heraldo said...

That's great. I thought it was serious for a minute. Excellent approach.

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Fred, you're right on this issue. I don't understand how you can be so wrong on so many others.

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sh*t could backfire bigtime.I like the approach though.

 

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