Iraqi constitution snags on gay marriage

Sometimes the irrational can only be answered with the irreverent. From Swift reporter Elke Drumfeld:

"Members of the Iraqi National Assembly have just seven days to come to terms with perhaps the most controversial issue facing their newly liberated nation: gay marriage. But reaching an agreement won't be easy. Iraqis are deeply divided about the best way to defend the Judeo-Christian institution of marriage."
A blow to the Bush Administration
"The failure of Iraqi politicians to reach agreement on a final constitution comes as a blow to the Bush Administration, which went into Iraq more than two years ago in an effort to defend traditional marriage. In recent weeks, President Bush has seen his poll numbers sag and has faced mounting questions from his conservative base about his commitment to traditional marriage in Iraq. In response, Mr. Bush has urged his critics to be patient, warning that the transition from a secular culture to a theocracy is no less difficult in Iraq than it is in the US."
(Swift Report)

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