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West Virginia Leaders Battle Gay Marriage

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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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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.