Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Hey, What About The ERA, Mr. President?

Of course, the president is optimistic in his bigotry today, ever hopeful that another day the Congress will contain enough bigots to pass an amendment to define a word. A better question for the president today would be why doesn't he advocate for the ERA with as much fervor?
Today's Senate vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment marks the start of a new chapter in this important national debate. I thank the Senators who supported this Amendment, but I am disappointed the Senate did not achieve the necessary number of votes to move the amendment process forward. Our Nation's founders set a high bar for amending our Constitution - and history has shown us that it can take several tries before an Amendment builds the two-thirds support it needs in both houses of Congress. My position on this issue is clear: marriage is the most fundamental institution of our society, and it should not be redefined by activist judges. The people must be heard on this issue. And as this debate continues, each American deserves to be treated with tolerance, respect, and dignity.
Talking out of both sides of his mouth again, eh? More of the SOP for the GOP.

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