Alabama House Wants Same-Sex Marriage Ban In U.S. Constitution
Forgetting which way history is going, and attempting to move in backwards, Alabama would like to make believe that same-sex marriage isn’t happening in America.
The Alabama House of Representatives Wednesday approved a resolution calling for a convention to put a same-sex marriage ban in the U.S. Constitution.
Passage of the resolution infuriated Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, the Legislature’s only openly gay member, who said that House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, had told her the resolution would not come up for a vote.
The resolution’s sponsor is Rep. Richard Laird (pictured).
Laird’s resolution calls for an Article V convention, which would require 34 states to ask Congress to call a convention to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. According to the resolution, the convention would specifically propose an amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and bar legal recognition of any other form of marriage.
Democrats on the Rules Committee wouldn’t have signed off if they’d known what it was, Todd said.