BY Neal Broverman
February 09 2010 6:10 PM ET
West Virginia already has a statute banning same-sex marriage, but state leaders — Democratic and Republican — say it doesn't go far enough and are pushing for a constitutional amendment.
Both the Democratic majority leader and GOP minority leader, Tim Armstead (pictured), of the state's house of delegates support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Armstead is pushing for a proposed bill to leave the committee to which it is currently assigned and be discussed on the house floor.
"A number of states throughout the country have recognized homosexual marriage and we think we need a safeguard to keep that from happening here and we think the people of West Virginia want that safeguard," Armstead told West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
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