The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment
to ban gay marriage, according to The Associated Press:
Supporters failed to get the 60 votes required for the measure to survive a test vote. Had it survived, a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress would have been required to send an amendment to the states. It then would have had to be ratified by at least 38 state legislatures.
But they took solace in the fact that the idea received several new votes from Republican freshmen elected after the amendment received its last vote in 2004.
The House plans to vote on the issue next month. John Boehner, the majority leader that Roy Blunt wanted to be, told AP:
"This is an issue that is of significant importance to many Americans. We have significant numbers of our members who want a vote on this, so we are going to have a vote."
Those who vote against messing with the Constitution will be labeled as deviants. They will be targeted in the November elections as "against family values," or "on the side of activist judges." They will be the only brave ones in this battle.
Bush never was much of a pitcher. More of a catcher, I'd say.
Think not those puns got past me.
Funny you are with "goes down" and "flames."
Hip to the lingo Yoda is.
no rest for the weary till Orrin Hatch comes out.
I, Vincent David Jericho, will single-handedly rescue the marriage amendment and get it passed through all 64 state legislatures!
We should limit gay marriage among the liberals so they cannot reproduce and further contaiminate the planet.
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