Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Krysten Sinema Kills Anti-gay Legislation

The Protect Marriage Amendment recently showed its ugly head again in Arizona. This is not surprising. Several years ago, Arizona was the first state in the country to succesfully kill similar legislation from passing and becoming law (thank you to progressive organization like the Arizona Advocacy Network and the Clean Elections Institute and thanx to progressive lawmakes like Krysten Sinema this didn't happen).

We knew the fight wasn't over. If the right wasn't successful in the first round, they would come back to fight again. But the GOP wasn't ready for Krysten. Rep. Sinema was successful in adding language to the amendment that ensures it won't live to see the light of day. The language added by Sinema granted certain legal rights to domestic partners - something not desired by the conservative agenda.
Kudos to Krysten. Smart move.

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