Thursday, May 1, 2008

SCR 1042 - Day Nine: By Mark R. Kerr

SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 1042, the concurrent resolution in the Arizona Legislature, that if approved, would place a measure on the November general election ballot in Arizona a proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between, "one man and one woman" in that order, to continue the time honored tradition of subjugation.

As previously reported, SCR 1042 had been used as a striker-bill to insert the marriage language, twice and had been approved by the Arizona House Judiciary Committee and House Rules Committees, and had received the okay from the House Committee of the Whole on April 22.

Looking for that sure-fire issue to get their supporters to the polls, the radical-right Republican leadership in both chambers had fast-tracked the bill, so much that four actions were scheduled to take place on April 22 on it.

One of the actions though didn't get completed, a third reading and vote by the full Arizona House of Representatives so the vote was postponed a day, and another, and another and so on to the point that nine days have passed with no further action taken, scheduled for yes, taken no.

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