Monday, October 23, 2006

Marriage amendment tops among South Carolina's ballot questions

A constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage is on November's ballot in South Carolina.

The state already has a law that bars same-sex marriages, but supporters of the amendment argue a judge could strike the law down and open the door to gay unions in the state. has this story.

Myrtle Beach Online has this story about proponents and opponents gearing up for the media battle.

The Ballot Question will read as follows:

Must Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding Section 15 so as to provide that in this State and its political subdivisions, a marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized; that this State and its political subdivisions shall not create, recognize, or give effect to a legal status, right, or claim created by another jurisdiction respecting any other domestic union, however denominated; that this amendment shall not impair any right or benefit extended by the State or its political subdivisions other than a right or benefit arising from a domestic union that is not valid or recognized in this State; and that this amendment shall not prohibit or limit the ability of parties other than the State or its political subdivisions from entering into contracts or other legal instruments?

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