But temporizing isn't principled self-restraint or a forthright acknowledgment of constitutional boundaries. Kerry said today. Proponents supported this claim with Citizens for Equal Protection v. However, Roberta Combs, President of the Christian Coalition of America claims, "Christian evangelicals made the major difference once again this year. Bush ran for election and reelection as a compassionate conservative.
Nor was the reaction entirely along party lines.
When the bill became stuck in committee, Senator Allard re-introduced the Amendment in the Senate on July 7,where it was designated S. Bush insisted today that the amendment he favored would not undermine tolerance and respect for all individuals, his remarks were condemned. Bush —that would outlaw gay marriage across the country.
On June 7, a cloture motion to force a direct vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment was defeated in the Senate by a margin of 49 nay votes to 48 yea votes, with the vote mostly following party lines with Democrats opposing and Republicans in favor.