Gay rights activists win the first FMA skirmish

Here’s the rollcall vote on the vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. No, I didn’t accidentally repeat “vote on.” By a vote of 50 to 48, the FMA was kept off the floor and failed to come to a vote. Which two Profiles In Courage weaseled out of taking a position? You get one guess.
I’m glad to see that my two guys, DeWine and Voinovich, voted “yes.” I’m not too surprised, since reaching their offices by phone took me two days; the nice staffers who answered said they’d been swamped with calls. We’ll see if they take the right stand when it’s time to vote on the FMA itself.
On a side note, this filibuster nonsense needs to stop. Just don’t blame Democrats alone for today’s 60-vote silliness.

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