Hate Amendment Defeated in the Senate

The Senate voted today to reject an amendment that would have written discrimination into the U.S. Constitution. Republicans had been using this wedge issue in hopes of distracting from their failures and dividing Americans to win elections.

Republicans tried to end debate in order to force a vote on the bill. They failed to get 60 votes needed to end debate. Had this amendment to the U.S. Constitution come up for vote, Republicans would have needed 67 votes for it to move to the next phase, votes they clearly did not have. (Via Kicking Ass)

Maybe now they’ll stop wasting time on this and do some real work, but I doubt it.

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