Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Initiative 957

If proponents of same-sex marriage in Washington have their way, only heteronormatives who breed will be recognized as legally married. Though unlikely to pass, the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance has tabled "Initiative 957." (HT: Drudge)

An initiative filed by proponents of same-sex marriage would require heterosexual couples to have kids within three years or else have their marriage annulled.

Initiative 957 was filed by the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance. That group was formed last summer after the state Supreme Court upheld Washington's ban on same-sex marriage.

Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required to prove they can have children in order to get a marriage license, and if they did not have children within three years, their marriage would be subject to annulment.

All other marriages would be defined as "unrecognized" and people in those marriages would be ineligible to receive any marriage benefits.
What bothers me about gay marriage activists is not their desire to form a union with a member of the same sex, but rather the role they assign to the state regarding the rights of individuals, as if rights are something that are legislated rather than given. Though advocates of same-sex marriage claim that existing laws are discriminatory and unfair, they do not hesitate to introduce "initiatives" which will only result in greater powers for the state. Such groups only care about their own "rights", and if they cannot get what they want, well, neither should anyone else.

C/P: Dust my Broom