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Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:25 AM

SC legislators' bill defines marriage, and everything else is a 'parody marriage'

Source: The State




BY NOAH FEIT

nfeit@thestate.com

February 18, 2018 03:49 PM

Updated 16 minutes ago

COLUMBIA, SC - The day after Valentine’s Day, six South Carolina legislators introduced a bill to the House that would amend the definition of what constitutes marriage in the Palmetto State.

The “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act” was introduced Feb. 15 and would draw a line between what its sponsors deem is “marriage” and what is considered “parody marriage.”

According to the bill, “ ‘parody marriage’ means any form of marriage that does not involve one man and one woman. ‘Marriage’ means a union of one man and one woman.”

By that definition, any LGBT marriage would be a “parody marriage.” That wasn’t well received by Jeff March, president of SC Pride.




Read more: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article200835194.html

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Reply SC legislators' bill defines marriage, and everything else is a 'parody marriage' (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #1
Stardust1 Feb 2018 #2
Cartoonist Feb 2018 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #5
moose65 Feb 2018 #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #7
Archae Feb 2018 #6
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #8
workinclasszero Feb 2018 #9
demigoddess Feb 2018 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:32 AM

1. full bill reprinted in article

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:39 AM

2. Uh huh, ok.

Can we call this a parody bill then and ignore it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 10:05 AM

3. I thought the SC already decided this

What does this bill propose?

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 12:09 PM

5. It did, in 2015.

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide

WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

NY Times, June 26, 2015

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 10:36 AM

4. Wow! They really have no shame, do they?

The whole set-up of this bill has turned it all around: they actually assert that marriage between a man and a woman is secular, and that it is "parody marriage" that is religious in nature (the "religion" being Secular Humanism), and since the state can't endorse one religion over another, then they can't honor the parody marriages. Wow! It takes a lot of twisting to get to that point, I'll give them that!

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Response to moose65 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 12:17 PM

7. Thank you for making sense of it.

I was wondering the same thing.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 12:13 PM

6. These same clowns have no problems with Trump's multiple marriages and cheating.

Speaks volumes, right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 12:19 PM

8. Of Course, The Irony, Lost On These 6. . .

. . .is that they are parody legislators. The self-parody is simply oozing from the pores.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 01:46 PM

9. The religious right is playing around with marriage in Missouri too

Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Reserve the Word Marriage for Couples Who Wed at Churches
By Kimberly Lawson Published on February 2, 2018

The political climate in Missouri has been, well, interesting lately. A guy running for state senate was called out for describing feminists as "career-obsessed banshees" and "nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils" with "snake-filled heads." The Satanic Temple is fighting for abortion rights. Another candidate was heard on an audio recording blaming the sexual revolution of the '60s and ’70s for the nation’s horrifying human trafficking problem.

And if that’s not enough to get you wondering what might be in Missouri’s water, a Republican state lawmaker is trying to redefine any marriage that takes place outside of a church as a “domestic union.”

Wait, what?

https://www.brides.com/story/missouri-lawmaker-wants-to-reserve-the-word-marriage-for-couples-who-wed-at-churches

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 06:48 PM

10. I'm not surprised by the hypocrisy.

once right after church I heard a man say that he heard there was a woman in a nearby town who was an atheist and he thought "we should go over there and beat her up, maybe kill her". Sounds like some of these shooters etc, doesn't it. I stopped going to that church soon after.

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