2 March 2004
Greg Hlatky wonders how well this would go over:
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to enter into marriage shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of the sex of the spouse.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
The proposed Federal Marriage Amendment reads like this:
Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.
Is it possible that both of these could be circulating through the states at the same time? It is.
Is it possible that both of these could be ratified? Theoretically, I suppose, but don't bet on it.
Is it possible that either of these could be ratified? I'm not holding my breath.