Posted February 11, 2019 12:33:00 In Florida, the state legislature has just passed a bill that would change marriage from a contract between two adults to one between two children.
The bill was supported by both Republicans and Democrats.
This is the first time in US history that a bill has been passed that would alter marriage.
The amendment, which was originally introduced by Representative Katherine Ker, who is married to a woman, has gained enough support that it is expected to pass in the Florida House and the Florida Senate before the end of March.
Ker, a Republican, introduced the amendment in April.
The legislation would require that a marriage certificate be signed by both parents, regardless of gender.
“I’ve never seen a bill of this magnitude come through our state legislature and this has been a big push, but I think it’s important for us to move forward,” Ker said in a press conference announcing the legislation on Tuesday.
The US constitution is not a contract but rather a set of legal rules that are set out in the Bill of Rights, and these rules apply to all citizens regardless of where they live.
“We’re not asking for an American marriage,” Ker added.
“What we’re asking for is that marriage be a union between two people of the same gender.”
The proposed amendment is part of a broader push to redefine marriage in Florida, which has been dubbed the ‘Marriage Equality’ state.
The law has been met with fierce opposition by some religious groups and conservative politicians, who argue that the measure violates their religious beliefs.
Some have also suggested that the law would encourage same-sex couples to leave the state.
This week, the Florida legislature passed legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.
Ker’s amendment is not the only law that has been introduced this year that has stirred controversy.
In July, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the right of same-gender couples to marry in a decision that was widely hailed by supporters of the change.
The decision came after a three-judge panel in the Supreme Court upheld the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which allowed same- and opposite-sex marriages.
The Supreme Court had previously ruled in 2013 that the state of Texas could not legally ban same- or opposite-gender marriage.