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That the Alabama House passed a resolution calling for a constitutional convention in order to ban same-sex marriage nationwide forever 'n ever is not all that surprising. More surprising is that apparently most of the representatives involved didn't know what the hell they were voting for:
According to the resolution, the convention would specifically propose an amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and bar legal recognition of any other form of marriage.

Democrats on the Rules Committee wouldn’t have signed off if they’d known what it was, Todd said. The description of the resolution on a summary sheet provided to committee members, she said, only mentioned that the state would call for a convention to make an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It did not specify what the amendment would address. [...]

The resolution passed on a voice vote of the chamber.

Laboratories of democracy, indeed.

Originally posted to Hunter on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 09:32 AM PDT.

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