As Second Nature just commented: “Anything to bring the homophobic base out to vote.” … Hot off the presses from Melissa McEwan at Raw Story:

A Republican effort to ban gay marriage nationwide will be returned to the Senate floor in 2006, RAW STORY has learned.

The Marriage Protection Amendment was originally introduced by Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) in 2003, and leveraged as a wedge issue by the GOP during the 2004 election cycle as a way of mobilizing its base to vote against same-sex marriage.

Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO), a co-sponsor of the 2005 joint resolution, has confirmed that Senate Majority leader Bill Frist (R- TN) will attempt to bring the controversial legislation to the floor this year for a full vote. …

McEwan’s story is rich in detail and background, and worth a full read.

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