Sunday, October 5, 2008

Virgin Islands Debate Ban On Same-Sex Marriages

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- A local lawmaker is vowing to keep pushing for a same-sex marriage ban that was excluded from a draft of the territory's constitution.

Wilma Marsh Monsanto said Friday she will ask a local church council to help pressure legislators to adopt the language.

But legislator Violet Ann Golden responded that more debate is unnecessary after lawmakers charged with crafting the document rejected the ban Wednesday.

Once the government agrees on a final draft, the constitution must still be approved by the U.S. Congress, President Bush and voters in the territory.

The neighboring U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico rejected a measure in June to toughen a ban on same-sex marriage.

Source: MiamiHerald.Com

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