Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Marriage amendment

"But it should be noted that this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish." - Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan

Wind Beneath the Right Wing and KvM are reporting on the potential death of the marriage amendment in the state legislature.

While many Minnesotans support such a measure, there are not enough votes in the DFL controlled senate to get the measure to a floor vote. This move is sure to hurt the already struggling Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson with his own reelection bid. Many in his home were upset with his decision to force a shutdown. They are also upset over the lack of movement of the Marriage Amendment, something he could easily get to the floor.

The death of the marriage amendment could be the best thing for GOP candidates in the 2006 legislative races. In many swing districts voter may be motivated to kick out their DFL legislators for not supporting it.

In Greater Minnesota, many conservative Democrats may have to chose between the party's view and the view of their constituents.

So look at is this way, in the shadow of the Marriage Amendment's death comes in the sunrise of the GOP controlled legislature.


At 1:34 PM, Blogger Toby said...

Leave to Republicans to try to make an issue out of nothing as a way to distract from the miserable job they are doing.

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Mike S said...

The Marriage Ammendment did nothing for the GOP in 2004. The lone DFLer to lose her seat that year voted for the ammedment. People who have this as a definning issue are not swing voters. Everyone else realizes that MN already has a court tested marriage law.


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