I was really disappointed in our representatives failing to approve the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages. In most polls I have seen, or heard on TV, the majority think marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman.
As usual, our representatives ignore the wishes of the people who elect them.
It's politics as usual.
This is a breakdown on how New England Senators voted on the amendment to the constitution to ban gay marriages:
Democrats voting YES: NONE
Democrats voting NO: four (4)
Sen. Christopher DOBB, Connecticut
Sen. Edward KENNEDY, Massachusetts
Sen. Joseph LIBERMAN, Connecticut
Sen. John REED, Rhode Island
Democrats NOT voting; one (1)
Sen. John KERRY, Massachusetts
Republicans voting YES; one (1)
Sen. Judd GREGG, New Hampshire
Republicans voting NO: four (4)
Sen. Lincoln CHAFFEE, Rhode Island
Sen. Susan COLLINS, Maine
Sen. Olympia SNOWE, Maine
Sen. John SUNUNU, New Hampshire
Others voting NO: one (1)
Sen James JEFFORDS, Vermont.
The total roll call vote was 50-48 blocking the constitutional amendment...
falling short by 12 votes of the sixty (60) needed to pass.
Voting YES were three Democrats and 45 Republicans
Voting NO were 43 Democrats, six Republicans and one Independent.
A YES vote was to advance the bill.
A NO vote was to stop it.
This info received via email, from a CNN.com article which gave how complete Senate voted.
October 1, 2004