They did it again
The DFL controled Senate has blocked the ability for Minnesotans to choose again. Story here
They rejected the bill, SF1691 that would have allowed Minnesotans to vote on a constitutional ammendment deciding whether or not marriage should be limitted to one man and one woman. That’s it. It has nothing to do with gays or gayness. It is a bill that would have given the choice to the people. But no, we get crap like this:
“We are Minnesotans. We are Americans,” said state Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, who is gay. “We always have been and we always will be. This legislature and this governor need to know this is our government too, and they have to know they can’t take it away from us.”
Oh, isn’t it my Government also? Nope, it isn’t is it?
Then the AP reporter, who is obviously loving the DFL obstruction, added this:
Bachmann’s bill would put a constitutional amendment that defines marriage only as between a man and a woman on the November 2006 ballot. Bachmann is campaigning for a place on the same ballot in the 6th district U.S. House race.
What does that really matter? So Bachman is running for a Congressional seat. A lot of people are.
Then I see my DFL Senator’s quote.
Sen. Don Betzold, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Bachmann filed the bill late and only asked for a hearing last week – just as his committee was bumping up against legislative deadlines. He said he’d give the bill a hearing – but left open the possibility it could be next year instead of this session.
Yeah this guy is the one who can make or break our chances here. I have personally talked to him about this, and he refused to answer my question on whether he would or wouldn’t A) allow it to have a committee hearing & B) how he would vote on it. Sorry to say floks, he is toeing his party line. He is going to do everything he can to keep that from the Senate floor. If the bill makes it there, it will pass I think. It is up to him to keep us from getting to choose. Kind of ironic that a DFLer is being anti-choice huh?