Good news, if wishy washy

The Senate today did not receive the required 2/3 votes needed to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Nor did they even get over 50%, which was achieved last time the vote went to the table. While all this is heartening many of the reasons behind the no votes are the usual American wimpy. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz), who voted no, gave his reason as: “Most Americans are not yet convinced that their elected representatives or the judiciary are likely to expand decisively the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.” I take this to mean something akin to “If I don’t have to take a stand either way myself, I won’t.” Nevertheless, this is a moderate Republican actually making a vote, if not for gay voters, at least not against us. So here’s a limp wristed, lazy “Bravo” to all you Senators. Perhaps if we were as tough in our policy decisions as we are in our war decisions we could be headed for real change.

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