The New York Daily News reports that
Republicans are raising a political lighting rod in the Senate today, proposing a constitutional ban on gay marriage that has no chance of passing.How is this useful? It's not like they have nothing better to do -- New York's and Washington's Homeland Security funding got slashed last week, immigration is still a challenging topic, and the economy has had some recent hiccups.
The only reason to bring this to a vote now is the election that's coming up this fall. I'm sure some GOP politicians would love nothing better than to be able to print pamphlets about how their "anti-family, anti-marriage" opponents opposed a Constitutional amendment that would have protected the legitimacy of man/woman relationships in the eyes of the government.
That's not legislation; it's political NASCAR.