The Federal Marriage Amendment, sponsored again by Sen. Wayne Allard (R.-Colo.), is Senate Joint Resolution 1 in the 109th Congress. Chances of the amendment’s passing–only 48 senators (of the 67 needed) supported it last year–are still remote. Conservative leaders, however, say they won’t relent, and they plan to pressure President Bush, who recently annoyed them by pessimistically saying he would not push it because it had little chance of winning approval in the Senate. One positive note for supporters: S.J. Res. 1 already has 25 co-sponsors in addition to Allard. All are Republicans.
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