I’m filing this under “Stories Which Elicit A General Sense of ‘Bite Me’:”
Opponents of gay marriage concede victory will not be swift in their attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution, even after prevailing in all 11 states where the issue was on the ballot last month.
� While the Nov. 2 election also increased the ranks of amendment supporters in both houses of Congress, the gains were relatively small.
“We’re going to have to see additional court cases come down” supporting gay marriage before congressional sentiment shifts dramatically, predicted Sen. John Cornyn (news, bio, voting record), R-Texas, who supports the amendment that failed in both houses of Congress this year.
Critics of gay marriage have long warned of such court rulings. Cornyn and others who support changing the Constitution to ban gay marriage say several cases have the potential to produce a sharp shift in congressional sentiment toward their viewpoint.
It strikes me that there’s a reason it’s so hard to amend the Constitution: so we don’t just do it every time we see two guys kissing and it gives us that icky feeling down in our bottom system.
Shorter Cornyn: “We’re just going to have to wait until the judicial branch of government gives us more material to use in our cheap-shot campaigns in districts we believe are full of stupid bigots.”