Main | Thursday, June 26, 2008

Arizona Marriage Ban Not Dead Yet

On Tuesday, Arizona's state Senators narrowly voted down a bill that you put gay marriage on the November ballot. But wait, the bill isn't quite dead yet.
A proposed amendment that would limit marriage in Arizona to opposite-sex couples has more lives than a cat and still could appear on the November ballot. Each time the measure comes to a vote in the state legislature is appears dead, only to rise again.

Wednesday it fell just one vote short in the Senate Republicans who support the amendment used a procedural tactic to ensure the measure would not die. Sen. Linda Gray (R) and a supporter of the amendment switched her vote, necessitating a re-vote. That buys time for Sen. Karen Johnson, another supporter of the amendment (R) to return from vacation.
It appears that the Senate will re-vote on the issue tomorrow.

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