Members of the Arizona legislature are making another concerted effort to place a measure on the November ballot that would amend the state's constitution to prohibit same sex marriage. As proof positive that this is really just about how much the right wingers hate the gays (and only the gays), State Representative Cathi Herrod introduced a "strike everything" measure to a completely unrelated bill. Equality Arizona reports that:
Despite the fact that Arizona voters already rejected the idea in 2006 when they voted down Proposition 107, and despite the fact that the House of Representatives has already defeated this measure this session, Arizona legislators may still have to deal with the proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage.
SCR 1042, a bill that would have established a Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Day, was amended in the House Judiciary Committee to strike everything and replace it with the marriage amendment language.
A savvy move by State Representative (and all-around rock star) Kyrsten Sinema made Herrod and her crew reveal their true colors. Sinema amended the original version to include a prohibition of protections for domestic partners, straight and gay alike. The bill is now in a holding pattern because that would discriminate against the straights who just want to shack up. More on Sinema's strategery after the jump!