Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Meanwhile in Congress, a vote to constitutionally beat up on gays comes up short

Despite the Shrub's best efforts, today's vote in the House of Representatives failed to get the two-thirds majority required for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. The vote was 236-187 in favour, but that was 47 votes short of the required majority. The opposition included 27 Republicans. This follows on the recent defeat, falling 11 votes short, of the Senate vote on the same type of motion.

It's still incredibly disheartening that a majority of American Congressmen think it's a good idea to write discrimination into their constitution. Fortunately there is still a buffer to block their worst impulses. If we're really lucky, the mid-term elections will widen that margin. Getting rid of Santorum would be a nice start!

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