The Beat

House Considers Bill to Put Gay Marriage Question Before Voters

·By civilbeat

House Republicans Bob McDermott, Gene Ward and Richard Fale called on Speaker Joe Souki and their fellow reps to hear a bill to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would let voters decide the issue of gay marriage.

“I implore you, sir, please let the people’s voices be heard,” McDermott said on the House floor Monday morning, the first day of a hotly anticipated special session.

The proposed constitutional amendment, being put forward through House Bill 5, is an effort to combat Senate Bill 1, which