Jun 07 2006
By a 49-to-48 vote, the Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture, or end debate, on the Marriage Protection Amendment.
Dr. Coburn Votes to Protect Sanctity of Marriage
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement on his vote to protect the sanctity of marriage.
“The Marriage Protection Amendment is intended to prevent unelected, activist judges from overriding the overwhelming majority of Americans who wish to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman. I’m disappointed the Senate chose not to take this additional step to protect the sanctity of marriage,” Dr. Coburn said. Click here to read the rest of this press release.
The Senate is considering the motion to proceed to S. J. Res. 1, the Marriage Protection Amendment.
Dr. Coburn is a co-sponsor of this amendment. During his time in the House of Representatives, he also co-sponsored the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law in 1996.
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