Idaho GOP move to define marriage to exclude transgenders
Measure: Bond is between ‘naturally born’ man and woman
Idaho doesn’t recognize gay or lesbian marriage, but some Republicans want the state to go a step further.
A panel of GOP delegates at the state party’s convention passed a measure Friday to define marriage as a bond between a “naturally born” man and woman, effectively barring transgenders.
Bannock County delegate Ralph Lilling says his amendment to the state party’s platform will help further protect the traditional family unit.
But Donna Montgomery, a delegate from Kootenai County, argued that the additional language was unnecessary because people from Idaho understand man is a man and a woman is a woman.
The measure still has to go before the full convention for approval.
Words fail me. So here’s some music instead.
Cross-posted at Questioning Transphobia