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senate scuttles gay marriage amendment
    #2889461 - 07/14/04 02:15 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)


WASHINGTON - The Senate dealt an election-year defeat Wednesday to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, rejecting pleas from President Bush and fellow conservatives that the measure was needed to safeguard an institution that has flourished for thousands of years.

The vote was 48-50, 12 short of the 60 needed to keep the measure alive. Six Republicans joined dozens of Democrats in sealing the amendment's fate.

  "I would argue that the future of our country hangs in the balance because the future of marriage hangs in the balance," said Sen. Rick Santorum, a leader in the fight to approve the measure. "Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"


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Re: senate scuttles gay marriage amendment [Re: ]
    #2889481 - 07/14/04 02:19 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I guess Rick Santorum considers gay marriage a greater threat to the sanctity of marriage than the staggering divorce rate in this country.


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    #2889498 - 07/14/04 02:21 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I'm sure if gay marriage was allowed the divorce rate would be about the same and/or higher.

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Re: senate scuttles gay marriage amendment [Re: silversoul7]
    #2889499 - 07/14/04 02:21 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

They are just worried that gay couples will actually stay together and make the rest of us look bad... :wink:

Actually, I have no idea what these morons are so upset about... they keep spouting something about the sanctity of the marriage, etc... whatever happened to actions speaking louder than words...

Just another spore in the wind.

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