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February 7, 2007

Clever, funny, AND political? And mocking the gay haters, to boot. This is too much. The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance has proposed a bill that would require straight couples to procreate within three years of marriage, among other things. Totally brilliant.

The bill is in response to Anderson v. Kings County, in which the court ruled against several gay couples seeking marriage. According to the official ruling, “the State contends that procreation is a legitimate government interest justifying the limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples.” So, in response, the W-DOMA says:

The way we are challenging Andersen is unusual: using the initiative, we are working to put the Court’s ruling into law. We will do this through three initiatives. The first would make procreation a requirement for legal marriage. The second would prohibit divorce or legal separation when there are children. The third would make the act of having a child together the legal equivalent of a marriage ceremony.

Way to creatively turn the rhetoric of the homo-haters on its head! I’m guessing the point is not for the bill to pass but to make a big stink and a statement. Props.


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