Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Question 1: citizen initiative

Do you want to allow the state to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples?
The ballot measure states:

"This citizen-initiated legislation would remove the existing prohibition on same-sex marriage...and allow the state to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples. The legislation also provides that the marriage of a same-sex couple that is licenced and certified under the laws of another state would be recognized as valid for all purposes under the laws of this state.

"No member of the clergy is required under this legislation to perform any marriage in violation of his or her religious beliefs, and no place of worship is required to host a marriage in violation of the beliefs of that religious organization. The legislation also expressly provides that the refusals to peform or to host a marriage shall not be the basis upon which to file a lawsuit against, or to find liable, a member of the clergy or place of worship for refusing to perform or to host a marriage.

"If approved, this citizen-initiated legislation would take effect 30 days after the Governor proclaims the official results of the election."

A "YES" vote is to enact the legislation.
A"NO" vote opposes the legislation.

The people said it with votes.

The answer is YES.


  1. I believe it's called a groundswell. It's moving....My children will see it through. My grandchildren will never know this legislated bigotry had to be voted out. I hope.

  2. I'd like to think they'd learn about it in history class, Joanne, rather than in Current Events.

  3. They seem to have included so many provisos into the legislation, to ensure that no-one can be upset (or sued). Equality, for everyone, will eventually see the light of day!

  4. I think that's why it passed this time, Cro. On the last ballot when it was proposed, they did not give clergy the right to refuse. I can't think of any temple or mosque who'd want to be forced to do this, and i already wrote of my firsthand knowledge of some churches that weren't keen on the idea.