South Carolina Republicans Table Bill To Define Gay Marriage As ‘Parody Marriage’​

By David Brennan

Six South Carolina Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to amend state law to define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage.”

The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act argues that any marriages not between a man and a woman “fail to check out the human design.” The bill also defines marriage as a “union between a man and a woman.”

The legislation, which has been submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, seeks “to provide that ‘parody marriage’ policies are non-secular in nature” and “to prohibit the state from respecting, endorsing or recognizing any ‘parody marriage’ policy or policies that treat sexual orientation as a suspect class.”

Josiah Magnuson, Bill Chumley, Steven Long, Mike Burns, John McCravy and Rick Martin are the six representatives behind the bill. All are up for re-election in the 2018 general election.

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