In 2002 the voters of Nevada voted to amend their constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman . On Saturday May 30th the Nevada state Senate decided to totally disregard the will of the people in a 14-7 vote to over turn a veto by Gov. Jim Gibbons
Gov. Gibbons had vetoed a bill that would give domestic partners , either straight or homosexual, the same rights as married couples. In matters such as community property and responsibility of debt , even though domestic partners can sign private contracts that would serve the same purpose as the bill.
These types of bills are extremely dangerous not only to traditional marriage but also can be use in discrimination law suits against employers and also against government offices such as the Justice of the Peace. They could also be used to attack churches who refuse to recognize homosexuals right to marry. These laws set the precedent of recognizing these partnerships and in doing so allows the state and employers to be forced to pay healthcare benefits to the partners of employees. We have seen the same thing attempted here in Delaware with H.B.5 , that was touted as an anti homosexual discrimination law .
These laws are a stepping stone in granting homosexuals the right to marry . The right to marry is a stepping stone to attack churches that refuse to marry homosexuals, all of this I believe is an attempt to further attack organized religion in general and Christianity in particular.
There are groups such as the ACLU that have shown a consistent bias against Christianity and would use a law such as this Nevada domestic partners bill and the Delaware H.B.5 to further their anti Christian agenda.
In California we saw prop. 8, the will of the people to ban homosexual marriage upheld by the court , in Nevada we are seeing an attempt by the legislature to totally ignore the will of the people and here in Delaware we saw a mixed message. At the same time that H.B.5 was being defeated in the House side, an amendment to the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman was also defeated on the Senate side.
So here in Delaware the battle for the protection of traditional marriage and the freedom of religion continues and demonstrates just how important voting for conservatives with the courage to stand up against the vocal minority is.