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Bennett's DC Marriage Poison Pill Fails

Chris Geidner at Law Dork reports that late last night, Sen. Bob Bennett's poison pill amendment to suspend same-sex marriage in DC failed when it was stricken from the health care reform bill.
After 1 a.m. this morning, as the Senate considers a slew of Republican amendments — many “poison pills” — to the House’s health care reconciliation “fixes,” Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) had his anti-LGBT, anti-federalist amendment considered. The amendment would have stopped marriage equality in the District until a popular vote on the matter could be held. By a little past 1:30 this morning, however, the amendment was defeated. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), presiding over the late-night session, announced the roll call vote: 36-59.

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