15 February 2006

Constitutional Amendment Banning Same Sex Marriage

There are two contradictory statements in this article, and I don't think anyone's had the chutzpah to point it out:

Statement #1: Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., has announced that he expects to hold a vote in June on the measure, which would prevent states from allowing gay marriages. While the bill is unlikely to get the two-thirds majority needed to be approved, it will be an important test for lawmakers on gay rights before the midterm elections in November.

Statement #2: Gay rights groups criticized the Republican move, and suggested the timing was purely political.

Now, why do I think that these statements are contradictory? The reason is simple: gay rights groups don't want to know that the Democrudic Party really isn't that much better than the Republican't Party when it comes to gay rights, especially the right of same-sex couples to marry.

I think it's great the Senators will be forced to go on record as to whether or not they support same-sex marriage. I'm sure that people will be in for a surprise when they see just how many of the Senators do not support same-sex marriages.

Frist pledges marriage ban vote in Senate

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