Kentucky State Representative Joseph M Fischer wants the definition of “matrimony” to be changed to exclude gay and lesbian couples.
The 454-page bill aims to reverse the “absolute Tyranny” created when the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality and claims “we have full power to define marriage and to establish a new institution of matrimony in this Commonwealth.”
The bill wants “matrimony” to exclusively mean a pairing of two members of the opposite sex:
As used and recognized in the law of the Commonwealth, ‘matrimony’ refers only to the civil status, condition, or relation of one male human being (‘husband’) and one female human being (‘wife’) united in law for life, for the discharge to each other and the community of the duties legally incumbent upon those whose association is founded on the distinction of sex.”
The reason the bill is so long is because it adds the term to every law in Kentucky.
A shorter version, also penned by Fischer, reads: “Only a matrimony between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a matrimony in Kentucky”.
h/t: Pink News