Frist uses CPAC to bleat about marriage amendment
Video diagnostician and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist rubs it in about the June vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment.
“Today, the institution of marriage is under attack,” Frist told the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference in Washington on Friday.
…”When America’s values are under attack, we need to act,” Frist said. “And on June 5 – and everybody note that on your calendar – when I bring the Marriage Protection Amendment to the Senate floor, we will act.”
For sh*t and giggles, look at who else got up to pontificate at CPAC…
Other speakers at the event were noted anti-gay leaders Phyllis Schlafly; Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa); Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan); and Alan Chambers, head of the “ex-gay” group Exodus International.
The proposed amendment is almost identical to one which failed to get enough votes in 2004. It was reintroduced in January. A House version was reintroduced in March. Federal law already bans recognition of same-sex unions. The federal Defense of Marriage Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
Frist said that the law is not enough, adding that the amendment would block “the whims of a few activist judges” from overriding “the common sense of the American people.”