federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage
nationwide has been shelved in light of the congressional
takeover by the Democratic Party, ThePueblo [Colo.] Chieftain newspaper reports.
sponsors, Sen. Wayne Allard and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave,
said last week they have no plans to reintroduce their
antigay legislation in the new Congress. "At this time
I haven't discussed it with anyone," Allard told the
newspaper on Thursday. "If we thought there was a
decent chance to bring it to the floor for debate, I
would, but with the new Congress, I'm not sure we will ever
have that opportunity."
spokesman confirmed that the congresswoman would not
introduce the legislation this year.
To amend the U.S.
Constitution, the proposal would have to win approval
by two thirds of each house of Congress and be ratified by
three fourths of the states. The proposal, which has
been strongly supported by President Bush, has
struggled to gain enough support in both the House and
the Senate. (The Advocate)