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An initiative filed by proponents of same-sex marriage would require heterosexual couples to have kids within three years or else have their marriage annulled.
Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required to prove they can have children in order to get a marriage license, and if they did not have children within three years, their marriage would be subject to annulment.
All other marriages would be defined as "unrecognized" and people in those marriages would be ineligible to receive any marriage benefits.
“For many years, social conservatives have claimed that marriage exists solely for the purpose of procreation ... The time has come for these conservatives to be dosed with their own medicine," said WA-DOMA organizer Gregory Gadow in a printed statement. “If same-sex couples should be barred from marriage because they can not have children together, it follows that all couples who cannot or will not have children together should equally be barred from marriage."
Originally posted by Nygdan
I think, personally, it would make more sense to try to outlaw divorce. That will freak people out. Afterall, if marriage is 'sanctified', then it can't be nullified, by the anti-gay logic.
Originally posted by Royal76
This is an idotic way to try and keep out gay marriage. The problem is that there are plenty of gay couples who have kids. So they would technically be married.
I say let gay people get married. Why should only the straight people suffer