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Procreate or else!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Civil Rights, News | Posted on 05-02-2007

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Ok - if heterosexual marriage is so sacred because it takes a man and a woman to procreate, those het couples had best be proving that's why they're married, right?

Or at least, that's the logic behind a ballot measure proposed in Washington state.

Proponents of same-sex marriage have introduced a ballot measure that would require heterosexual couples to have a child within three years or have their marriages annulled.

The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance acknowledged on its Web site that the initiative was "absurd" but hoped the idea prompts "discussion about the many misguided assumptions" underlying a state Supreme Court ruling that upheld a ban on same-sex marriage.

The measure would require couples to prove they can have children to get a marriage license. Couples who do not have children within three years could have their marriages annulled.

Note: Quotes are from the CNN article that was at http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/05/gay.marriage.ap/index.html, but has gone 404. See Initiative ties marriage, procreation for further information on ballot initiative 957.

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