Thursday, February 25, 2010

Constitutional amendment in West Virginia fails

Alison Knezevich of The Charleston Gazette is reporting that a Republican attempt to make same-sex marriage unconstitutional in West Virginia has been defeated in the House of Representatives.

Those seeking a constitutional amendment on marriage haven't give up. The "Family Policy Council of West Virginia” is focusing on a Senate version of the resolution. The group is also planning a rally against same-sex marriage at the Capitol.

The law seems particularly mean-spirited given that same-sex marriage is already illegal in West Virginia. 

But this bill isn’t the only mean-spirited measure the Republicans hope to present to the legislature in the coming weeks. Republican delegates plan to try to force a vote on a bill to require drug-testing of all welfare recipients.

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