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'Marriage Protection Act' goes to full committee

Call Specter, 202-224-4254, and let him know you think his decision to stroke Sam Brownback’s ego is wrong.

Arlen Specter lets Sh*thead Senator Sam gets his way, as the discrimination amendment makes its way to the full Judiciary Committee. Specter wants to see it come to a vote on the floor of the Senate, but says he wouldn’t vote for it himself. Whatever. (

The sub-committee voted 5 – 4 along party lines to pass the amendment, called the “Marriage Protection Act”. It defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman.

…The amendment is sponsored in the Senate by Sam Brownback (R-Kan). Brownback, expected to be a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, is chair of the sub-committee.

…The deciding vote Wednesday was cast by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). Specter, the chair of the full Judiciary Committee, repeating remarks he made on the weekend, said that while he opposes the amendment he believes it should receive a vote on the Senate floor.

His vote to send the measure to the committee he chairs ensures it will pass the Judiciary and head to the full Senate for a vote.

Specter said that when the amendment comes to a final vote in the Senate he will oppose it.

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Killer ‘fro: unretouched scan of Sam’s Kansas State University 1977 yearbook

Sen. Sam Brownback
303 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510

Thanks to Gary for the pointer.

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