The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 August 2004

SQ 711 update

As mentioned here Tuesday, the Oklahoma branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to keep State Question 711 off the November ballot.

I haven't seen the text of the suit yet, and the Oklahoma ACLU has yet to post any details at its own Web site, but right now I'm thinking that their best hope is the ever-popular Mere Technicality: the measure calls for three related but discrete actions, and the state Constitution frowns on laws that do more than one thing at a time.

Posted at 6:11 PM to Soonerland

These idiots won't even legalize tattoos. Gay marriage is far too progressive.

Posted by: unimpressed at 10:52 PM on 27 August 2004

The ACLU is doing the same thing here in Arkansas. They're arguing, in part, that the Arkansas amendment would also make common law marriages from other states illegal, even if they were between a man and a woman. I don't read our current statutes & the proposed amendment that way, but I thought it was an interesting theory.

Who knows what the Arkansas Supremes will say, but we should know soon.

Posted by: rita at 10:18 AM on 28 August 2004