You gotta love this kind of fevered rhetoric from the religious right:
The president of the American Family Association (AFA) of Pennsylvania says lawmakers in her state have voted to destroy traditional marriage. The pro-family group is decrying a move by Pennsylvania senators that weakened a proposed state marriage protection amendment by stripping from it a ban on civil unions.
Last week, the state Senate voted 38-12 in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment protecting marriage but removed language prohibiting civil unions. That June 21 vote follows one earlier this month, in which Pennsylvania House members approved a proposed constitutional amendment that not only defines marriage as being between a man and a woman but also outlaws other domestic partnerships.
Because, of course, any recognition of gay relationships at all will “destroy traditional marriage.” The moment we give any legal or financial protectiosn to gay people at all, all of the heterosexual marriages in that state will immediately dissolve. Parents will stop loving their kids, people will stop getting married, and all hell will break loose. What’s that you say? You want to know what the actual causal link is in this argument, what exactly will cause traditional marriage to be “destroyed” the moment a gay person gets to put their partner on their insurance or gets to buy a house and have dower rights? That’s just the sort of question an amoral, godless, anti-family demon worshipper would ask!