Senate Gives Amendment the Thumbs Down

Reported on MSN earlier this morning - Senate Democrats, all of whom except Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska opposed the amendment, say the debate is a divisive political ploy.

“The Republican leadership is asking us to spend time writing bigotry into the Constitution,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, whose state legalized gay marriage in 2003. “A vote for it is a vote against civil unions, against domestic partnership, against all other efforts for states to treat gays and lesbians fairly under the law.”

Hatch responded: “Does he really want to suggest that over half of the United States Senate is a crew of bigots?”

Sen Hatch, is that a rhetorical question, or are you looking for an answer???

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