Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Federal Marriage Amendment Fails!

This just in -- the Federal Marriage Amendment failed just minutes ago, with a 49 - 48 vote. That's 11 votes short of passage.

Thank you to everyone who wrote and called about this Amendment. A CNN poll released this morning shows Americans evenly divided on this issue.

Clearly the issue of marriage equality isn't going to go away. We need to continue to educate people that where there is love, the sacred is always in our midst, and that all people should have the right to the benefits of civil marriage. We need to say often that sexual difference is part of our blessed endowment, and that marriage equality is the only moral response.

But, for today, let's just take a moment to celebrate that despite everything, we won this one!

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