With Trump in power, it probably shouldn’t be surprising that three Republican states have announced measures to scale back the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.
But Arkansas has gone a step further by announcing their homophobic bill on Valentine’s Day.
Republican Senator Jason Rapert filed Senate Joint Resolution 7 rejecting any definition of marriage ‘except as the union of one man and one woman’.
The bill says ‘no other union shall be recognized with legal incidents thereof within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction’.
Rapert called Obergefell v Hodges ‘unconstitutional’ and urged public officials to refuse to comply with it.
‘Traditional marriage in our society has always been between one man and one woman,’ he said.
‘I support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that protects that right now and forevermore.’
Rapert’s goal is to ensure the ‘silent majority’ that elected Trump would ensure the 38 states necessary to ratify an anti-marriage equality amendment.