We’ve been a little behind here at SF. If you haven’t heard by now, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted in favor of a state constitutional amendment to discriminate against same sex partners and unmarried heterosexual couples and do harm to their children. The Senate must now vote on it before the legislature goes out of session for the summer at the end of June. If that happens, the amendment would have to pass again in the 2007-08 session and then go to the ballot since, you know, the people always decide constitutional issues. (Can you imagine if Brown v. Board of Education had been put to a popular vote in 1954?)
We’ll keep pounding it out on this, and we think we can win in the Senate.
Meanwhile, the news wasn’t all bad on this front. As you probably know by now, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a marriage amendment for the federal Constitution. Senator Edward Kennedy said it best:
“The Republican leadership is asking us to spend time writing bigotry into the Constitution.”
Meanwhile, John over at America Blog correctly thinks that the priorities of Senator David Vitter (R-LA) are out of whack.
Andy in the HBG