Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today in Gay History

On February 24, 2004
George W. Bush

Announced that he supported a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage, reigniting the issue of marriage equality as part of the gay agenda. He did not specifically endorse the wording proposed by Representative Marilyn Musgrave which had the likelihood of also prohibiting states the ability to recognize same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships. Bush did say that the wording of Musgrave's amendment "meets his principles" in protecting the "sanctity of marriage" between men and women.
The Amendment has never come to a vote, but will likely be resurrected from time to time, as politically expedient.

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