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The United States Senate has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. The bill was defeated 48 to 49 and did not receive the minimum amount of 60 votes to that would allow the bill to to be taken to the full Senate. The bill fell 18 votes short of the 67 that were needed for approval.

In order for the bill to become part of the U.S. Constitution, this bill would have had to be approved by a two-thirds majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, then be approved by the legislatures of three fourths (that is, 38) of the States.

I would like to congratulate the following Republicans for standing again bigotry and intolerance by voting against having an amendment that bans same sex marriage in the US:

McCain (AZ), Snowe (ME), Specter (PA), Sununu (NH), Chafee (RI), Collins (ME), Gregg (NH).

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torr said... @ 6/07/2006 09:03:00 PM

no reason to applaud them for what any decent person should do to begin with.

K. said... @ 6/08/2006 08:28:00 AM

i agree torr. yet there has been very little "decent" behavior shown as of late.

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