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NewJerseyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 09:24 PM
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111. Here's a story on Alexander and FMA
Basically, it is a states' rights thing, but in general Alexander is more moderate than republicans.

http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/national/article/0,1406,KNS...

WASHINGTON - Three East Tennessee House members are backing a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages, but U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Wednesday he does not think it is needed.

"Federal law makes clear our state's right" to enforce its law defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, Alexander, R-Tenn., said. "I am not persuaded that amending the Constitution is necessary."

The issue is receiving national attention because of San Francisco's issuance of about 2,600 marriage licenses in recent days to gays and lesbians. So far there's been no court injunction barring the practice.

Also, the highest court in Massachusetts issued a ruling that is expected to allow gay marriages starting in May.
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