A South Carolina Senate subcommittee yesterday passed a resolution to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ban same-sex marriage
Resolution S 0031 reads in part:
"That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States establishing that marriage in the United States shall consist only of a man and woman; and further stating that neither the United States Constitution, nor the constitution of any state, shall be construed to require that marriage or legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.
Resolution co-sponsor, Republican Larry Grooms (right) said:
“It has to do with the propagation of our species. It is what is in the best interest of our species. Now we’re told through a federal judge that now we have to change that. It throws out of kilter all of our laws that have been based on the foundation of [marriage between a] man and a woman.”
— Little Liberal Larry (@StupidTeanuts) March 11, 2015
GOP State Senator Lee Bright added that federal judges who have made same-sex marriage legal should be impeached while subcommittee Chairman Shane Massey said “marriage is one man and one woman, and I believe that’s the way it’s been in the history of mankind up until the last 15 years.”
The resolution was opposed by the two Democrats on the subcommittee.
The measure was passed onto the Senate Judiciary committee, where it is thought likely to pass.