Politics1.com Names FairWisconsin Site of the Day

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At 11:11 AM, Blogger Jay said...

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At 11:12 AM, Blogger Jay said...

Good news from Georgia:

Georgia marriage amendment overturned
Judge rules gay marriage amendment violated single-subject rule

We could pick up support by convincing voters that not only is the Marriage Ban unnecessary as public policy, it's going to waste taxpayer money by tying up the court system with a measure that is already being deemed unconstitutional in other states.

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Keith said...

Does Wisconsin have a single-subject rule?

At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Matt B. said...

Keith is absolutely right. There is really no sense in us saying anything about this unless Wisconsin has a similar rule. And even then, there are many other (and often better) reasons to oppose this amendment. I hope FW just leaves this one alone.

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Keith said...

I think we can still talk about the "single subject" ruling in Georgia, since it is another screaming example of the message that stands the best chance of winning in November with the voters.

The message? THIS AIN'T ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE, FOLKS. THERE'S A SECOND SENTENCE! The polling (yes, flawed, but exemplary nonetheless) shows that the public are split 3-ways. (1) Against any family recognition, (2) Against marriage but for other recognition, and (3) For marriage. If the amendment is PERCEIVED to be about marriage, as it was in Georgia, then we lose. If the amendment is PERCEIVED to be about other legal recognition of our families, then we win.

If Wisconsin has a single-issue rule, then the amendment will be tossed, like it will be in Georgia.

If there is no single-issue rule, we still can use it as a way of showing a moral high ground by rising above the confusion.

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Buck said...

Wisconsin DOES have such a rule in Article XII, Section 1...."provided, that if more than one amendment be submitted, they shall be submitted in such a manner that the people may vote for or against such amendments separately."

In Wisconsin, one amendment seeks to ban both marriage and civil unions. I believe the amendment is problematic because there is no way for a person to vote against gay marriage and for civil unions, which I believe many people might like to do.


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