Sunday, September 10, 2006

VA Marshall-Newman Amendment on same-sex marriage

The Commonwealth Coalition of Virginia is mounting a vigorous attack against the Marshall Newman amendment referendum, which would prohibit any legal recognition of any arrangement between any two persons other than a man and woman that approximates marriage. There is a lot of concern about unintended consequences of the amendment.

The Commonwealth Coalition has worked heavily with Equality Virginia.

Various judges and conservative groups have argued that a constitutional amendment trying to define marriage is bad for "governance" and could actually harm businesses or other persons outside the GLBT community or drive business away from Virginia.

There is a more detailed posting on my "Major Issues" blog.

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