South Carolina Republicans want to call same-sex marriages "parody marriage"

New South Carolina Bill Dubs Same-Sex Unions 'Parody Marriages'

Ultimately, this bill, in an act of complete pettiness, wants to create two different kinds of marriages in SC.

"This should die in committee, and we call on members of the South Carolina House to ensure that this bill never becomes law".

The real parody here is not marriages of same-sex couples, but the introduction of the "Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act" as any kind of governing. He believes the term "parody marriage" accurately represents same-sex unions because any marriage other than one between a man and woman is a mockery or "an impersonation of actual marriage".

Six South Carolina Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to amend state law to define same-sex marriage as "parody marriage". It calls for the state to stop recognizing gay marriages, which the bill calls "parody marriages", because they do not form part of "American tradition and heritage".

The "Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act" claims that the only legitimate marriages are those between one man and one woman, and would have the state only legally recognize those unions as legitimate marriage.

Supporters are taking the approach that the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court positive ruling on marriage equality may not have brought on a deluge of same-sex marriages as they once feared but there has been an increase in the "persecution of non-observers by secular humanists and an effort by secular humanists to infiltrate and indoctrinate minors in public schools into their world view", which, "is questionably moral, plausible, obscene, and is not secular".

The representatives sponsoring the bill are: Steven Wayne Long, William M "Bill" Chumley, James Mikell "Mike" Burns, John R McCravy III, Josiah Magnuson and Richard "Rick" Martin.

Jeff March, the president of South Carolina Pride, told WACH: "Pure prejudice is what that is".

"We're not trying to impersonate anyone here. we are trying to be the equal of everyone here", March said.

According to them, people who want to ban same-sex marriage are taking the "neutral" position, and those who favor marriage equality are imposing their "Secular Humanism" religious beliefs on others. It is unclear exactly what the lawmakers are referring to in this section; South Carolina's anti-discrimination law does not include sexual orientation or gender identity and the state does not have a hate crimes law. "I can't imagine there are state officials that put this in writing", March said. "Look at what HB2 did for North Carolina", said Wood.

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