Arkansas Senate Wants to Ban Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion in the U.S. Constitution
The Arkansas Senate voted 19–9 on Tuesday to ban same-sex marriage — everywhere.
Despite the fact marriage equality has been the law of the land for the better part of two years, the Republican-controlled Arkansas Senate wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to reverse that. Senate Joint Resolution 7 proposes a Constitutional convention specifically to add an amendment prohibiting the recognition of any marriage not between a man and a woman:
Nothing in this Constitution or in the constitution or laws of any state may define or be construed to define marriage except as the union of one man and one woman, and no other union shall be recognized with legal incidents thereof within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
While they were at it, the Senate also voted 18–9 for a similar resolution that would add an amendment declaring that life begins at conception — which would thus overturn the right to an abortion.