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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Anti-Gay Amendment Goes Down in Senate

CNN just reported that the discrimination Against Gays Amendment in the U.S. Senate has been voted down, as expected. The vote was 49-48 to end debate. This was a procedural vote as sixty votes would have been needed just to move the actual amendment forward for an actual vote, and sixty seven votes would have been needed to pass it.

Both Wisconsin Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold have gone on record that they would vote against this amendment, for different reasons.

You can look for the right wing to spin this vote as a positive thing. I can hear it now, "wow, 49-48, what a close vote!" Problem is, as already stated, this was a mere procedural vote. The actual amendment was not even able to generate enough votes to actually be voted on. Not even with Bush's preaching everyday this week.

Spin it however you like, the discriminatory amendment is gone. As it should be.

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