The Fruits of Victory
A proposed federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage nationwide has been shelved in light of the congressional takeover by the Democratic Party, The Pueblo [Colo.] Chieftain newspaper reports.
The proposal's sponsors, Sen. Wayne Allard and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, said last week they have no plans to reintroduce their antigay legislation in the new Congress. "At this time I haven't discussed it with anyone," Allard told the newspaper on Thursday. "If we thought there was a decent chance to bring it to the floor for debate, I would, but with the new Congress, I'm not sure we will ever have that opportunity."
A Musgrave spokesman confirmed that the congresswoman would not introduce the legislation this year.
This is why it pays off for people interested in gay rights to support Democrats. Thank goodness the wicked wingnuts of the right have given up hope on this hateful amendment.