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June 07, 2006


Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment gets canned. Now we have to talk about real issues, drat the luck.

Posted by john at June 7, 2006 12:04 PM

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Jon Marcus | June 7, 2006 12:15 PM

Yeah, on to real issues...like an amendment to ban flag burning! The "party of ideas" at it's finest.

Tock13 | June 7, 2006 12:15 PM

Dobbs had the same thing to say: "Hey here's an idea: lets talk about REAL issues!"


David Klecha | June 7, 2006 12:30 PM

Not surprising.

I'm guessing that this will become the new flag-burning ammendment, trotted out whenever some Senator or another feels the need to pander. Or maybe they'll go hand-in-hand, begging the question of which ammendment is male and which female.

The more interesting question is: if this was the Religious Right's big success, with Bush in the White House and tools like Santorum ascendant in Congress, will the inevitable reaction away from that political viewpoint spell long-term doom for the MPA as surely as the flag-burning ammendment? Hate to prematurely call "last best chance," but I think the current ruling coalition has succeeded in pissing off way too many people for their policies to succeed democratically going forward.

Sean L. | June 7, 2006 01:26 PM

Not to get too off topic, but Daka was mentioning beastiality and polygamy.

Well, look here: Woman marries snake

Sean L. | June 7, 2006 01:26 PM

I apparently don't understnad HTML.

Woman marries snake

KafkaesquĆ­ | June 7, 2006 01:42 PM

Woman marries snake

Oh. My. God. We have the sequel: Snakes In a Chapel!

Tripp | June 7, 2006 02:01 PM

King Cobras live in anthills and like to drink saucers of milk?!

Who knew.

Tripp | June 7, 2006 02:20 PM

It is a waste of government's time to be attacking these issues separately.

I say lets get one amendment PDQ that bans gay marriages while the flag is being burnt and a woman is getting an abortion and there is pornography on the cable TV and evolution is taught to the marriage partners and be done with it.

PeterP | June 7, 2006 02:37 PM

Tripp, if you could get terrorists and drugs in there, i think you would basically have summarised the current state of political discourse...

Wakboth | June 7, 2006 02:43 PM

Don't forget the immigrants.

Naomi Kritzer | June 7, 2006 03:15 PM

Well, I hit Yahoo for the headlines a few minutes ago, and Bush was saying that immigrants need to learn English. I'd say someone noticed the polls about how his base is actually much more concerned about immigration right now than gay marriage. I predict vast amounts of pointless grandstanding that will be readily seen through by the people to whom he's attempting to pander.

abi | June 7, 2006 04:52 PM

Woman marries snake.

I foresee, in about 2026, a new king arising from India, raising armies and conquering the world, after doing a neat little trick with a complicated knot.

Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little | June 7, 2006 06:35 PM

Woman marries snake

If anything, let it be an example of where marriages could go in the US if they are to be considered soley a religious institution. You never know what Gods and mores another person devoutly believes in.

(Although I admit I'm fascinated and kinda heart-warmed by the story, in its proper context.)

John H | June 8, 2006 08:42 AM

Bush was saying that immigrants need to learn English.

To which several immigrants immediately replied, "You first!"

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