Saturday, August 1, 2015

In light of this comment, I'd like Scott Walker to answer 2 questions

As quoted in Scott Walker: Constitutional amendment on gay marriage is not a top priority.  (Washington Post, 7/31/2015)

Question #1:  Do you support H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act?

Background.  This bill does the following:
Prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.

In other words, it legalizes discrimination against same-sex couples.

H.R. 2802 has 145 co-sponsors, all of them Republicans.

Question #2:  Do you support H.R. 1968, the Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015?

Background.  This bill does the following:
Amends the federal judicial code to deny federal courts jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation, or the validity under the Constitution, of: (1) any type of marriage, (2) the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act declaring that no state shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other state, or (3) this Act.

Prohibits federal funds from being used for: (1) litigation in federal courts on such questions, or (2) enforcement of federal court orders or judgments on such questions.
The company Scott Walker keeps.  The bill is sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), whose Freedom Summit Walker attended in January 2015.

H.R. 1968 has 10 co-sponsors.

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