Wednesday, July 14

Is your Senator a Bigot

From Holden, guest posting at Atrios via Ntodd is a list of the votes in the Senate for the Federal Marriage Ammendment.
"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any state, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman."
Thats the text that they want to attach to the Constitution. 48 bigot supporting senators can be found here.

UPDATE: Billmon has more on this here
Still, it was a nice little victory for those of us who still care about equal protection under the law (although the AP coverage obviously hasn't done much good for the wire service's credibility, which is already suffering from the "Nedra Picker" effect.) And, as Howard the Whore Fineman - of all people - points out, Frist's incompetent handling of the floor manuevering allowed Kerry and Edwards to avoid the trap the Rovians thought they were laying by scheduling this vote. Oh well. We all know the Bushies prefer loyalty to incompetence, and that's exactly what they got when they put Bill Frist in charge of the Senate: a loyal incompetent.