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Monday, October 31, 2005

The GOP knows where attention is needed

When your approval rating is at 39%, when your war is floundering, when your party is falling to pieces, when your people distrust you, when, well, the world seems to be falling down around your head, what do you do?

Go after the gays, of course!

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) announced Friday that the Senate Sub Committee on the Judiciary will meet on Nov. 2 to markup the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment.

Brownback, the sub committee chair, said he expects to hold a vote that day on the proposed amendment, which would ban same-sex marriage, and then send the measure on to the full committee.

Brownback said that he hoped the amendment would come to a vote in both the full Senate and House prior to the 2006 mid term elections.

"This has been and always will be about cynical politics," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

"Political games in Washington are common, but when the lives of millions of American families are at state, these hearings are an affront to American values."

Yes. This is what we need to be concentrating on right now. Protecting the country from same-sex monogamists. The terror! The horror!

Oh, excuse me. Is my bitter showing?


Blogger Gary said...

There is time to stop this!

I got an alert from HRC today.

Apparently the head of the committee, Senator Arlen Specter is opposed to the amendment.

They (HRC) are encouraging everyone to call his DC office to encourage his opposition to this hate-filled faith-based initiative.

I have the number and other contact info on my page.

Please call him!

3:10 PM

Blogger Harper said...

That's good.

Thanks for the comment, btw. I didn't respond right away, but I do appreciate it.

12:19 AM


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