Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Senate Kills Marriage Amendment

The proposed amendment to define marriage in the Constitution failed in the Senate today (hardly surprising to anyone). It needed sixty votes to achieve cloture, and only got 49. Forty-eight senators voted in opposition. I'll update this with a link to the roll call when it's available.

Now, Senate, get back to work on some important issues.

Update: The roll call is here. Democrats Byrd and Nelson (NE) voted in favor of cloture; Republicans Chafee, Collins, Gregg, McCain, Snowe, Specter, and Sununu voted against. Senators Dodd, Hagel and Rockefeller did not vote.


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