The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 August 2004

No votes for you

State Question 711 [link requires Adobe Reader], scheduled for the November ballot, would define marriage to be between one man and one woman, would prohibit the granting of the benefits of marriage to persons who are not married, and would forbid the state to recognize any nonconforming marriages from other states.

The ACLU has announced that it will challenge the measure with the intention of keeping it off the ballot entirely. I'd already decided to vote against 711, on the basis that it effectively prohibits any form of civil union or domestic partnership; however, I'm not keen on keeping it away from the electorate, just on general principle.

Posted at 8:42 AM to Soonerland