Governor Napolitano starts out fine, explaining that there is any reason to amend the Constitution, but then she goes on to say this (sound familiar?):
“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” Napolitano said. “I don’t think the constitutional amendment is necessary. The voters of Arizona will have a chance to decide this. Personally, I’m going to oppose it. We already have a statute that defines marriage. The courts have already said the statute is constitutional.”
Some of the reader comments on the article:
I agree with the Governor and think that this is yet another hope by the GOP to polarize the electrate and ginny the hardliners to the polls. Shame on them.
WE need a Constitional Amendment that actually places a real definition on marriage. Otherwise the 9th Circus Court will do what was done in Californabomanation!
The governor is correct. The referendum is nothing more than another election year chicanery by the GOP for the purpose of divisiveness among the electorate, another way of calling upon their supporters to close the ranks and nothing…..more. The GOP has no shame.
Albatross, a change to the State Constitution isn’t going to impress a federal court if they believe that the law violates the US Constitution.
We just went through this a couple of years ago, and already know that the good citizens of Arizona are not anti-gay as so many of our leaders are.
…so she can marry her girlfriwnd when she’s out of office….
It would have saved me a lot of money if they didn’t allow men and women to marry.