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Friday, February 06, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Get ready to make the case for gay marriage

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

In December the Sioux City Council tabled a resolution defining
marriage as between a man and a woman in order to seek an opinion from
the Iowa Attorney General's office on the legality of such a measure.
On Monday night, however, three of the five City Council members got
tired of waiting for the opinion and passed the resolution in a packed
room. The other two council members voted no because local authorities
lack legal standing on this issue, but according to the Sioux City
Journal, they emphasized that they do not support same-sex marriage.
The resolution has no legal force, and I find it ironic that the
self-styled crusaders against "judicial activism" want to use local
government to weigh in on a matter outside its jurisdiction.

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