Arkansas governor favors ban on recognition of gay marriages
Arkansans may vote on the issue in November.
By: The Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Gov. Mike Huckabee says defining marriage as only between a man and a woman would silence the loud voices of activists who want to change social history. On his statewide radio show on Tuesday, Huckabee said he is among the more than 200,000 Arkansans who signed petitions to put to a statewide vote a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and civil unions in the state.
Huckabee says the measure will not actually ban anything. He says it would authorize the state to not recognize such unions from other states. Huckabee says he favors a federal constitutional ban on gay marriage backed by President Bush.