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Puerto Rico Governor Wants Marriage Ban

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno wants a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Gay marriage is already against the law there, but he wants it extra banned just in case, you know, anybody sensible takes over.
Gov. Fortuño told a group of religious leaders Friday that he plans to consult voters about the inclusion of a constitutional amendment that would declare the exclusivity of marriage as the union between a man and a woman and to veto any legislation that would lower from 16 to 14 years old the age for a minor to legally consent to have sexual relations. Fortuño made his remarks during a speech to religious leaders at the Nueva Cosecha Church in Carolina where he sought the support of conservative groups to help reduce the island’s high crime rate. The proposed vote in favor of the constitutional amendment declaring the exclusivity of marriage between a man and a woman would be part of the proposed vote that would amend the Constitution to reduce the size of the Legislature.
Resolution 99, a previous attempt at a constitutional ban, failed in the legislature.

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