That Was Quick…


Josh Marshall is just one of many noting that, if you add up just the Senate opponents of the Federal Marriage Amendment who've already made public statements, the FMA is already dead in the water, given the need for a supermajority in both houses. And if they don't get it now, given the long term trend toward greater acceptance of gay relationships, they're probably never gonna get it.

Still, as Howard Dean taught us, it's always dangerous to get complacent with apparent victories. The debate over this will be a good opportunity to spotlight just how impoverished are the arguments against gay marriage. Who knows—Bush's proposal may even end up accelerating recognition of gay unions.