Wednesday, July 14, 2004
As anticipated, the Federal Marriage Amendment failed to garner enough votes on a procedural motion to continue on to a vote on the bill itself. The bill, which would require at least 67 votes to survive on its merits, required at least 60 in this vote to survive the procedural motion. It didn't even get a simple majority, with the final vote at 48-50. The two non-voting senators were John Kerry and John Edwards, who are on the presidential campaign trail and who have both stated their opposition to the FMA.
Posted by Beth Henderson at 2:20 PM