"There's no more important issue than this one"

The whole blow-up and blow-out of the gay marriage ammendment (which died today in the Senate) befuddles me. I find it hard to believe than anyone, much less 49 Senators, actually care that much whether strangers marry other strangers of the same gender. I mean, I care who the people I love marry, and hope-against-hope that it's someone I like, but other than that, I couldn't care less. There's plenty of married people, plenty of not married people, and plenty of children everywhere you look, so I really can't imagine a rational argument for changing the Constitution.

Obviously, David Ritter, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, disagrees with me: " I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one," he said. This, as War Room points out, from a man whose from state that just drowned during Hurricane Katrina. And here's the other thing, the last time the Senate voted on this issue, in 2004, 48 Senators voted for it. So, while it's still being defeated, you could say it's gaining ground.

But most Americans (who aren't deeply closeted or deeply evangelical or both) still don't seem to care about the ammendment. They're too busy voting their prejudices about undocumented immigrants. I agree with David Corn who argues that it will be the extent of the paranoia the GOP can whip up about immigration, rather than about gay marriage, that may determine who controls Congress in November.


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