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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Thoughts: It was a good try

The Republicans have failed to pass a ban on gay marriage even with a majority of Senators backing the effort.

A constitutional amendment seeking a national ban on gay marriage, strongly backed by US President George W. Bush and conservative Christian groups, failed to pass the US Senate.

The Republican-controlled upper chamber failed to endorse the amendment despite a majority of senators backing the proposal in a 49 to 48 vote. The measure required the backing of two-thirds of the Senate for it to be approved and taken forward to a formal vote.

Unlike Democrats, the Republicans try and change the Constitution legally, the way it is supposed to be changed. With any luck more Republicans will be voted into the Senate in 2008 and we will have the support to rightfully ban gay marriage.

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