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    WASHINGTON Jul 18, 2006 (AP)— The House on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, ending for another year a congressional debate that supporters of the ban hope will still reverberate in this fall's election.

    The 236-187 vote for the proposal to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman was 47 short of the two-thirds majority needed to advance a constitutional amendment. It followed six weeks after the Senate also decisively defeated the amendment, a top priority of social conservatives.

    But supporters said the vote will make a difference when people got to the polls in November.

    "The overwhelming majority of the American people support traditional marriage," said Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo., sponsor of the amendment. "And the people have a right to know whether their elected representatives agree with them."

    Opponents dismissed the proposal as both discriminatory and legislatively irrelevant because of the Senate vote. The measure is "all for the purpose of pandering to a narrow political base." said Rep. Tammy Baldwin, an openly gay Democrat from Wisconsin. "This hateful and unnecessary amendment is unworthy of our great Constitution."

    The marriage amendment is part of the "American values agenda" the House is taking up this week that includes a pledge protection bill and a vote on President Bush's expected veto of a bill promoting embryonic stem cell research. Bush has asked, and social conservatives demanded, that the gay marriage ban be considered in the run-up to the election.

    The White House, in a statement Tuesday, urged passage of the measure. "When activist judges insist on redefining the fundamental institution of marriage for their states or potentially for the entire country, the only alternative left to make the people's voice heard is an amendment of the Constitution."

    The same-sex marriage debate mirrors that of the 2004 election year, when both the House and Senate fell well short of the two-thirds majority needed to send a constitutional amendment to the states. But the issue, in the form of state referendums, helped bring conservative voters to the polls.
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    Shouldn't the White House be worrying about something a bit more important like, oh, say, the Middle East, rising oil prices, the impending bankruptcy of the country, the cockup in Iraq....oh, wait. That would mean they'd have to DO something about those problems, which they are incapable of doing.
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    For fucks sake.. so what if it gets redefined, does that affect anybody elses marriage?

    No, it doesn't. Why the hell do these christian retards care? IT DOESNT AFFECT THEM.

    God, grow the fuck up.
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    "The overwhelming majority of the American people support traditional marriage," said Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo., sponsor of the amendment.
    I so love when Republicans try to pretty up bigotry.

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    And try to get us all on the sheep wagon. I personally find any marriage superfluous and could not care less who's dumb enough to walk down the aisle (let's hope Mr. Butt doesn't read this!).
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