Marriage Amendment Fails in Senate

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jun 07, 2006 7:59 AM

AP:

A constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage was defeated as predicted in the Senate Wednesday, but supporters say new votes for the measure represent progress that gives the GOP's base reason to vote on Election Day...

Indeed, the amendment was expected to gain as many as seven new votes from freshman supporters who were not members of the Senate when the amendment was last voted on in 2004.

It was 49-48 on cloture, 11 votes short of the 60 needed to send the measure to an up-or-down vote.

Look for the vote details, here.