Saturday, September 18, 2004

Louisiana amends constitution


Louisiana voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment Saturday banning same-sex marriages and civil unions, one of up to 12 such measures on the ballot around the country this year. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, the amendment was winning approval with 79 percent of the vote and support for it was evident statewide. Only in New Orleans, home to a politically strong gay community, did the race appear to be close, and even there the amendment was passing by a small margin.
We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the final numbers, but I would say 79-21 is overwhelming. Louisiana is the 5th state to amend their constitution in regards to gay marriage. 10 more vote in November.

We'll probably have to wait a month or two for this to become official. Gay activists fought this amendment hard, as they are doing in most of the other 10 states. So, we can probably expect some post election lawsuits as well. Gay marriage advocates are in denial over the result. John Rawls, a lawyer for Forum for Equality:
"I am disappointed that so many Louisianians either did not read the amendment or are so afraid of gays that they voted for this amendment anyway,"
Afraid of gays? Whatever. I would like to think that Americans have a fear of ending up like the rubble of Sodom, but I don't hold my breath that a majority feels that way. For whatever reason 79% said no to gay marriage. The collective reprobate mind of the gay culture has to find reason for their rejection. The people's ignorance, fear, or hate are 3 common excuses. They ignore the scriptures to their peril--the Creator declares homosexual behavior to be unnatural, the unseared conscious of man tends to agree.