Senate Blocks Gay Marriage Ban
The issue that the American Taliban was hoping to use as a “get-out-the-vote” wedge issue in November’s elections has been smacked down.
Proponents failed to get the 60 votes required to end debate and move to a vote on the actual amendment.
Of course, the House will still take their whacks at it….but for right now, we can say “Har har! Fuck you, American Taliban”, and enjoy a brief moment of Schadenfreude.
Gotta love this, though: Republican Sen. David Vitter (Louisiana) said: “I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one.” Somehow, I think your constituents in New Orleans (who are still living in Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, etc. etc. etc.) might see things just a bit differently, Bubba.
Oh, and Home-state scumbag Sam Brownback (R-KS) vowed that “people are going to be responsible for this vote.” Oooooh. Scaaaaaaaary.