PUERTO RICO: Anti-Gay Pols Will Sue To Force Governor To Defend Marriage Ban
"We believe it is totally contrary to the law, contrary to the constitution of Puerto Rico and contrary to the democratic foundations of our system of government for our governor to have taken a position on same-sex marriage." - Puerto Rico House Rep. Maria Milagros Charbonier, announcing that she and other local politicians will sue the governor to force him to defend the ban on same-sex marriage. Charbonier also said this today to the Associated Press: "This is a slap in the face to Puerto Rican society. The government should not be playing around with issues as delicate as that of family, which is the cornerstone of our island." She is the former Secretary General of Partido Nuevo Progresista, which advocates for statehood.