Gov. Jim Douglas on Monday issued his promised veto of a gay marriage bill, setting up what's bound to be a close vote in the House on Tuesday as supporters try to muster the two-thirds majority needed for an override.
So the Gov. can veto, the state House of reps then over ride....does THAT end it? Who should get the FINAL say?
Like in CA. The people voted against gay marriage which over rode the gov't decision right? Now people are taking that to the courts. So do the COURTS get the final say?
It just strikes me as a little crazy. This issue keeps going in circles! It's legalized, people rush out and get married, then the decision is overtutrned and no one knows what to do about those marriages!!
So MY take is that this is an issue the FEDERAL gov't needs to decide (yes I know, goes against my usual repub leanings). Because marriage is such a huge thing when it comes to next of kin and ins bebefits.
Who do YOU think should make the final decision on gay marriage?
Either way you feel on the actual issue.
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