Friday, May 19, 2006

Feingold, Specter Clash Over Gay Marriage

My Way News - Feingold, Specter Clash Over Gay Marriage:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Thursday, after a shouting match that ended when one Democrat strode out and the Republican chairman bid him 'good riddance.'

'I don't need to be lectured by you. You are no more a protector of the Constitution than am I,' Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., shouted after Sen. Russ Feingold declared his opposition to the amendment, his affinity for the Constitution and his intention to leave the meeting.

'If you want to leave, good riddance,' Specter finished.

'I've enjoyed your lecture, too, Mr. Chairman,' replied Feingold, D-Wis., who is considering a run for president in 2008. 'See ya.'

Amid increasing partisan tension over President Bush's judicial nominees and domestic wiretapping, the panel voted along party lines to send the constitutional amendment - which would prohibit states from recognizing same-sex marriages - to the full Senate, where it stands little chance of passing.
Heh-heh! I love it when they get all apoplectic and red in the face! You go, Russ! Keep standing up to them! We love you!

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