After victories in Argentina, Mexico City, Portugal, and even Washington, D.C. on the issue of same-sex marriage, Puerto Rico has decided to throw a wrench in the mix. Their governor, Luis Fortuño (left), made the move over the weekend, telling a cadre of religious leaders that he wants lower crime and let voters decide on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Because those things go together ... how?
Puerto Rico already has laws on the books prohibiting gay marriage, and the recognition of gay marriages that are performed in places where equal rights for gays and lesbians are already on the books. But for anti-gay governors, not to mention anti-gay religious groups, there can never be enough laws blocking queer folks from getting hitched. Read complete article - BY MICHAEL A. JONES