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Leilla Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:45 PM
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As expected, the attempts by the Whitehouse to amend the constitution to include the phrase, "Homo and Lesbo-sapiens shalt not unite in holy hetero-matrimony" fell flat with a resounding thud on the Senate floor. Those who favored a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages were only able to garner 48 votes, falling embarassingly and predictably short of the necessary 60 to move it ahead.

For the majority of Republicans, though, even ones like Senator John McCain, who called the move to desecrate the constitution by members of his own party, "un-Republican" and "un-American", this represented somewhat of a 'victory' (in the Orwellian 'double speak' sense of the word, that is). For a few moments, at least, Americans were distracted long enough to forget "all that good news coming out of Iraq" and temporarily spared the sight of Dick Cheney's daughter walking down the aisle in a lumberjack shirt and veil....

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/July2004/Matsui0719.htm





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