Thursday, February 14, 2008

Kyrsten Sinema will not be opposing the constitutional gay marriage ban

Speaker Weiers was on Horizon last night discussing legislation that would put Arizona's ban on gay marriage in the constitution. He clarified that Arizona already has a ban on gay marriage, but it's only statutorial, and would be better in the Constitution so an activist judge can't find a way around it as easily. He explained that this year's proposed amendment does not include the ban on same-sex partner benefits that the 2006 initiative did - part of the reason why it didn't pass. He said that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema told him at the time she would have had no problem with the amendment if it hadn't included the ban on benefits. So it will be interesting to see if she opposes it now that it doesn't - was she telling the truth or lying for political reasons.

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