The West Virgina Family Foundation plans to ask lawmakers to introduce a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Just as they’ve asked for the last six years.
West Virginia Family Foundation President Kevin McCoy stated: “The Marriage Protection Amendment will constitutionally protect marriage as only between one man and one woman, preventing activist judges from radically redefining marriage in our state. The amendment will also preserve the unique legal benefits that are provided for this sacred institution and prohibit counterfeit relationships such as homosexual ‘civil unions’ and ‘domestic partner benefits,’ which are homosexual ‘marriage’ by another name. “We call on the Legislature to stop obstructing the people’s right to join thirty other states in constitutionally protecting the definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman.”
Currently same-sex marriage is banned by statute, but not by West Virginia’s constitution.