Keep in mind that in this day and age, Virginia and several other states still have laws on the books that prohibit interracial marriage. They're unenforceable due to Supreme Court decisions holding them as violations of the 14th, but they're still there.
Yeah, this is what I find odd. The only way that the marriage bans recently passed by various states can constitutionally hold up is if the Constitution is amended to allow it. And I don't see that happening. Face it, it was a n empty campaign promise designed to garner the religious vote...and boy are they pissed.
So since that isn't going to happen...where's someone like the ACLU with a a massive legal campaign driven straight to the steps of the Supreme Court screaming for justice? Is someone asleep at the wheel? Or:
Do they not want to stir up a political hornet's nest right now?
Is there actual "behind closed door" talks goin on at the House and Senate, with both the pro-gay and anti-gay sides trying to see who's going to vote what way? If that's the case, it may be a closer vote than initially thought.
I mean, seriously, the gay marriage ban is pretty petty and unconstitutional, just as unconstitutional as Affirmative Action or an unwarranted search of your vehicle without your verbal permission.
Stooge, yer in the know...what's the haps?