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West Virginia GOP To Force Marriage Vote

West Virginia's GOP legislators are tired of waiting around for a chance to enshrine bigotry into state law.
House Republicans plan a series of procedural motions this week to force floor votes on proposals they say Democrats have allowed to die in committees. Those include a resolution (HJR5) that calls for a statewide referendum on whether to amend the constitution to define marriage, and a proposal (HJR104) to boost tax breaks for elderly and disabled people. "We have tried to work through the process, and now the time is running out," House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, said at a press conference Monday.
Democrats outnumber Republicans in the state House by more than 2-1 and accuse the GOP of election year grandstanding. Well, duh.

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