The Senate wades into an election-year debate Friday over whether to write into the Constitution that “marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.”

Its strongest proponents say a constitutional amendment is the only way to prevent federal courts from hearing cases that challenge a federal law disallowing same-sex unions. With such an amendment, they say, a court wouldn’t be able to rule that gay marriage is legal.

Hmmmm….. Could it be that the law is UNCONSTITUTIONAL in the first place? Gee. I’ve been saying all along that the Constitution is pretty clear on this point.

Praise to one Republican though:

“Nuts,” said Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I. “To be seen as the party that’s coming between two people that love each other doing what they want to do … to me that’s going to be seen as a liability, politically.”

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