Move to stop D.C. same-sex marriages rejected
The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment to the health care reconciliation bill that would have stopped same-sex marriage in the District until a referendum could be held, D.C. Wire reports.
Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) had introduced that amendment, but the full Senate rejected it Thursday morning by a vote of 59 to 36, with five members not voting.
GOP Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine joined all the Democrats who voted against Bennett's amendment.
Their votes could be a sign that future efforts in the Senate to overturn the law will also be unsuccessful during the current Congress.
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