Thursday, May 18, 2006
KARL ROVE PREPARES REPUBLICANS FOR THE FALL CAMPAIGN --- ATTACKS HOMOSEXUALS FOR THE JAMES DOBSON CHRISTIAN VOTE
SENATE PANEL OK'S GAY-MARRIAGE BAN
By Andy SullivanReuters
Thursday, May 18, 2006; 2:55 PM
"I've enjoyed your lecture too. See you later, Mr. Chairman," Feingold told the Pennsylvania senator before storming out of the private room where the meeting took place.
The testy exchange highlighted tensions over the proposal, which seeks to amend the U.S. Constitution to prevent states from recognizing same-sex marriages.
The measure passed 10-8 on a party-line vote. Specter said he voted for the amendment because he thought it should be taken up by the full Senate, even though he does not back it.
The gay-marriage ban is one of several hot-button social issues Republicans are raising to rally conservative voters ahead of November's congressional elections.
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