A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma has proposed a controversial way to stopping same-sex marriages in the state. According to News9.com, state Rep. Mike Turner (R) has proposed scrapping marriage in the state altogether.
The lawmaker contends that it is the only way to keep same-sex marriage illegal in the state while still defending the U.S. Constitution.
“[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all,” Turner told Channel 9.
Other lawmakers feel the same way, he said. They envision a state that doesn’t recognize any marriages at all.
“That would definitely be a realistic opportunity, and it’s something that would be part of the discussion,” Turner said.
The Republicans currently have what is called a shell bill in the roster of bills on the state house floor. They can call the bill to the floor for debate or rewrite it at a moment’s notice in order to respond to any rulings regarding the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Actually, it might be better to get rid of marriage and replace them all with civil unions, but that’s 2 SRS for this sort of news.
Instead, I’ll leave this awesome tidbit by Athene (from SB).