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Frist promises vote on gay-bashing amendment

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Almost missed this little revelation over the weekend. At CPAC, Bill Frist promised to bring the anti-gay marriage amendment up for a vote in the Senate. It is, after all, an election year and they have to feed the beast:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) spoke after Mehlman, and he promised that on June 5 he will bring to the floor a constitutional amendment to bar same-sex marriage, and pledged a May vote on eliminating the estate tax, items high on the conservative agenda.

Frist said the amendment is needed to protect the majority of Americans, whom he said oppose same-sex marriage, from "the whims of a few activist judges" who seek to "override the commonsense of the American people." He added, "When America's values are under attack, we need to act."

A similar amendment failed to win the necessary votes in 2004.
Because really, with the war, the failed drug plan, the destruction of a major American city, the huge deficit, the Senate doesn't have any serious issues to consider.

What a coincidence Frist gave his anti-gay speech right after Mehlman spoke. Hmmm.

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