The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 -
4rop. 22 would outlaw same-sex marriages
0 California voters will decide
whether the state will
recognize gay marriages
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - -Christie
eardwick Vianson has been married twice, to
men, and has no plans to wed her female partner
of the past six years.
She doesn't want the state, in the form of
Proposition 22, telling them and other same-sex
couples they can never marry.
"It's the government coming into my person-
al relationship and making a decision about
whether it's valid," said Vianson, a mother of
three who works for a high-tech company. "I
think it gives legitimacy to people who want to
Proposition 22 is on the California ballot for
March 7. It is only 14 words long: "Only mar-
riage between a man,and a woman is valid or
recognized in California."
As far as Rebecca Bennion is concerned,
that's a good start. The housewife and mother of
five disavows any anti-gay prejudice but longs
for a return to an earlier era.
"It would be great if we could roll the years
back - a man and a woman committed to each
other, the wife staying home, nurturing the kids,
like my mom stayed home," she said. "We've
tried everything else."
The California proposition is not unique: sim-
ilar ballot measures passed in Alaska and Hawaii
in 1998, and signatures are being gathered in
Colorado and Nevada.
The potential political impact is magnified by
California's role as the nation's most populous
state and the presence of a large, visible gay pop-
ulation in the San Francisco Bay area and Los
"An eighth of the country is being asked to
vote on an anti-gay initiative," said Mike
Marshall, the No-on-22 campaign manager. "If
it passes, it sends a profound message to policy-
makers and young gays and lesbians who are
struggling with their sexual orientation."
Hollywood weighed in early with an anti-22
television commercial last month by the cast of
NBC's "Will and Grace," which has a gay lead
character. It said the proposition "increases the
rhetoric of hate and intolerance" and would
"inject the government into the most personal
No state has legalized gay marriage. Ever
since Hawaii's Supreme Court raised the possi-
bility of same-sex unions in 1993, Congress and
30 states, mostly in the South and Midwest, have
passed pre-emptive laws saying they won't rec-
ognize such marriages if they are legalized in
any other state.
It is uncertain whether any of those laws can
get around the requirement in the U.S.
Constitution that states give "full faith and cred-
it" to other states' laws.
Hawaii has since adopted a constitutional
amendment barring gay marriage. Vermont is
the only state considering legalization, but law-
makers are generally expected to endorse
domestic partner benefits instead.
Prop. 22 is known as the Knight Initiative,
after its sponsor, Republican state Sen. Pete
Knight, whose gay son David has branded the
measure a "blind, uncaring, uninformed, knee-
jerk reaction to a subject about which he knows
nothing and wants to know nothing, but which
serves his political career."
Backers of the measure appear to have leamed
the lessons of past campaigns - a proposedbn
on gay teachers in 1978, and Lyndon LaRoche-
sponsored measures in 1986 and 1988 to quaran-
tine AIDS patients. All were defeated after their
sponsors were portrayed as bigoted extremists.
An independent Field Poll last month showed
Prop. 22 leading 51 percent to 40 percent.
Opposition in San Francisco and Los Angeles
has been offset by support in rural and suburban
areas, said Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo,
who predicted a close election.
"It's pulling a significant amount of moderate
Democrats," the key to winning most California
elections, said Bruce Cain, director of the
Institute for Governmental Studies at the
University of California at Berkeley. It could
still lose "if it can be painted as extremist,,,if
there's enough money and if the campaign is run
begin final push to
Justices ask courts
to review decisions
URUS-MARTAN, Russia (AP) -
After weeks of ferocious fighting,
Russian forces penetrated the center of
Grozny yesterday and started a final
assault to take control of the capital of
separatist Chechnya, Russian officers
Russian troops were pushing into the
rter from east and west and had
ablished control over part of central
Grozny, said Lt. Col. Konstantin
Kukharenko, a Defense Ministry
"The decisive phase of the liberation
of Grozny has started," he said, adding
that the city would soon fall.
The military's claims could not be
There was no immediate indication
Oat the estimated 2,000 well-
entrenched rebels in Grozny had fled
the city. The city has been the center of
Chechen rebel resistance, and its cap-
ture would give Russian forces a huge
victory after humiliating military set-
Russia has boasted several times
that it was close to capturing Grozny,
only to be driven back by the rebels,
who have launched counterattacks in
recent weeks in and around the capi-
After facing little resistance in
their steady march across Chechnya's
northern lowlands, Russian troops
have been stalled at Grozny for
months and only recently began
pressing into rebel strongholds in the
Chechen commanders admitted yes-
terday that there was heavy fighting in
The Baltimore Sun
WASHINGTON - The Supreme
Court raised the prospect yesterday
that women who work for state gov-
ernment agencies, colleges and uni-
versities may no longer be allowed to
use a federal law to try to gain equal
The justices ordered two federal
appeals courts to reconsider rulings that
had permitted such claims under the
Equal Pay Act of 1963.
The lower courts must now weigh
whether Congress had authority to
apply the law to state governments in
cases where differences in pay are
based on a state worker's sex.
In recent years, the court has moved
to protect state governments from being
sued to carry out laws passed by
It has only lately begun to apply that
approach to congressional laws that
seek to end discrimination in various
In ordering lower courts to re-exam-
ine the Equal Pay Act cases, the justices
told them to apply a Supreme Court tcl-
ing, issued last week, that barredJaw-
suits against the states by older workers
who say they were victims of age dis-
crimination on the job.
Although last week's ruling ,and
yesterday's orders involved two dif-
ferent federal laws, the new orders
made it appear that the justices are
broadly questioning Congress' power
to pass discrimination laws that allow
workers to sue to try to force state
agencies to meet federal employment
The decision in the age bias case
made clear that the justices will
allow states to be sued by individuals
for discrimination only when the
federal law involved has been passed
to protect rights specifically guaran-
teed by the clause in the
Constitution's 14th Amendment liat
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