Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Senate Rejects GOP Anti-Gay Amendment

The U.S. Senate rejected the Republican anti-gay marriage amendment today, with only one Democratic vote. It will be debated and voted on again in the House next month. Will Harold Ford Jr. make the right decision this time or will he cross party lines again and vote with Republicans to write discrimination against gays and lesbians into the Constitution?

How I wish Ford Jr. had the political backbone and progressive principles of Sen. Russ Feingold, who spoke out against the amendment, and was one of the few Democrats to actually support the right of gay couples to legally marry, and not just oppose the amendment for technical reasons.

Read Feingold's speech here and imagine if Ford Jr had his courage and principles:

Russ Feingold Speech

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