AZ. Anti-Gay Ballot Measure To Mention That Gay Nups Already Banned

Words, they say, matter – especially when dealing with potentially discriminatory legislation:

Arizona voters will be told when they go to the polls that it already is illegal for gays to marry in this state.

Secretary of State Jan Brewer agreed late Tuesday to add that fact to the description of Proposition 102 that will appear on the November ballots. Approval would add a same-sex-marriage ban to the state constitution.

Brewer – along with supporters of the measure – originally did not want that language used, saying it would only confuse voters. But Attorney General Terry Goddard, who has to approve the ballot summaries she writes, said the addition was necessary.

Unlike the ballot measure itself…