[eDebate] Constitutional Amendment c-plan, not real world?

scottelliott at grandecom.net scottelliott
Mon Jun 5 11:48:21 CDT 2006

Use Congress to do something rather than the Supreme Court? INCONCEIVABLE!
IDIOTIC! UNDEBATABLE! I guess Korock forgot to send his edebate posts to the
President and Congress. LOL

Senate to Debate Gay Marriage Ban

WASHINGTON -- In a move many observers describe as an effort to redirect focus
from other pressing political issues, President Bush and the Republican Party
are introducing the "Marriage Protection Amendment" to the Senate today. If
passed, the amendment would ban gay marriage by defining marriage as a union
between a man and a woman.

"An amendment to the Constitution is necessary because activist courts have left
our nation with no other choice," Bush said in his weekly radio address over the

"Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to
love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the
stability of society," Bush continued.

Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts stated that "A vote for this
amendment is a vote for bigotry pure and simple." Massachusetts legalized gay
marriages in 2003.

Also other Democrats oppose the amendment, calling it a divisive bow to the
religious right, and political observers do not believe the amendment will pass
in the Senate.

In order for the amendment to pass, it would need to be approved by two-thirds
of the Senate and House. All U.S. Senate Democrats, with the exception of Ben
Nelson of Nebraska, oppose the measure. The Democrats, along with moderate
Republicans, are expected to kill the amendment for one year.

The Senate rejected a similar amendment defining marriage as a union between a
man and a woman two years ago..

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