Ohio Antilabor Bill Goes Antigay

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Ohio lawmakers are making headlines with a much-discussed bill challenging labor unions, but Think Progress has uncovered an antigay section of the bill defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.



From Sec. 3101.01 of the bill, via Towleroad.com: “A marriage may only be entered into by one man and one woman. Any marriage between persons of the same sex is against the strong public policy of this state. Any marriage between persons of the same sex shall have no legal force or effect in this state and, if attempted to be entered into in this state, is void ab initio and shall not be recognized by this state. The recognition or extension by the state of the specific statutory benefits of a legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is against the strong public policy of this state. Any public act, record or judicial proceeding of this state, as defined in section 9.82 of the Revised Code, that extends the specific statutory benefits of legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is void.”



Ohio has already banned marriage equality, which Think Progress’s Zaid Jilani says makes this language “either redundant and spiteful or aimed at preventing the recognition of equal benefits to same-sex couples by means other than marriage.”



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What's the point of adding anti-gay marriage language in a state that already has anti-gay marriage laws on the books? I just find it a redundant and unnecessary measure, like they're really trying to pound it into people's heads "In case you didn't get it the first time, we'll remind you.
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Dec 2006
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Put an anti-gay message into ANYTHING and then can expect it to pass.



They could pass a law requiring all citizens to sprout wings from their shoulders as long as it also banned gay citizens from having the wings.
 
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Put an anti-gay message into ANYTHING and then can expect it to pass.



They could pass a law requiring all citizens to sprout wings from their shoulders as long as it also banned gay citizens from having the wings.


Oh damn! I'll have to cut wing slits in all my tops and jackets.



Hmmmmmm.....go lesbian or ruin a very expensive wardrobe?



Decisions, decisions, decisions.


 
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Ohio lawmakers are making headlines with a much-discussed bill challenging labor unions, but Think Progress has uncovered an antigay section of the bill defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.



From Sec. 3101.01 of the bill, via Towleroad.com: “A marriage may only be entered into by one man and one woman. Any marriage between persons of the same sex is against the strong public policy of this state. Any marriage between persons of the same sex shall have no legal force or effect in this state and, if attempted to be entered into in this state, is void ab initio and shall not be recognized by this state. The recognition or extension by the state of the specific statutory benefits of a legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is against the strong public policy of this state. Any public act, record or judicial proceeding of this state, as defined in section 9.82 of the Revised Code, that extends the specific statutory benefits of legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is void.”



Ohio has already banned marriage equality, which Think Progress’s Zaid Jilani says makes this language “either redundant and spiteful or aimed at preventing the recognition of equal benefits to same-sex couples by means other than marriage.”



Source: Sources Yay



More Info: More Info Weee



What's the point of adding anti-gay marriage language in a state that already has anti-gay marriage laws on the books? I just find it a redundant and unnecessary measure, like they're really trying to pound it into people's heads "In case you didn't get it the first time, we'll remind you.
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How many hours do you spend digging up these obscure "gays are victims" stories??