Constitutional Ammendment Vote Fails

The House voted today on the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. As expected it failed. The sad part is that it still had a majority though not the 2/3 majority needed.

Somehow the arguments against same-sex marriage just don’t make any sense.

Take, for example, Marilin Musgrave, a republican from Colorado who denounced activist judges that impose their will against the will of the people. Isn’t it the job of a judge to act according to our laws and constitution even when that acts against a popular viewpoint? If it weren’t for these “activist” judges, would blacks have no legal recourse against segregation? Would mixed-race marriages still be illegal? The “activist” judges argument is just noise for complaining about a judge that makes a decision that she doesn’t like.

How does any same-sex marriage hurt or diminish any heterosexual marriage? It doesn’t. Instead it strengthens family by protecting children and gives couples a way to formally tie their lives together.

Congress should be voting on an amendment to allow same-sex marriages. That would be the right and proper thing to do.

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