Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Senate Democrats Reject Protection of Marriage Amendment

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, dealing a defeat to President Bush and Republicans who hope to use the measure to energize conservative voters on Election Day.
7 Republicans and 41 Democrats voted against the amendment, which states that marriage shall consist of "one man and one woman", in other words, banning gay marriage and polygamy. Supporters needed 60 votes to pass the measure.

Here's the money quote, by Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA), a supporter of the amendment:
“Eventually, Congress is going to have to catch up to the wisdom of the American people or the American people will change Congress for the better.”
The same could be said of the illegal immigration debate. The President is on the wrong side of that one.