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Started: 2004-10-06 11:55:30

Submitted: 2004-10-06 12:07:48

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Somehow or another I managed to miss last week's House vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. After a bit of Googling, I came across Congress.org, which includes detailed role calls of House and Senate votes. (The role call list is absurdly hard to navigate, since I couldn't find a search box, but I was able to find links on another site.)

The amendment failed in the Senate 48-50 on 14 July 2004. Colorado's senators (both Republican) were evenly split. The amendment failed in the House 227-186 (short of the 2/3 majority required) on 30 September 2004. The representative from my lefter-than-left district (Mark Udall) voted nay, but most of Colorado's representatives voted yea, including righter-than-right Marilyn Musgrave who introduced the bill in question... who represents most of Longmont, where I won't move soon enough to vote nay for Colorado's very own fascist bigot.

Bitscape, age 26, is a highly sought white hat hacker and an agent of
social subversion. An avid fan of salsa, developer-centric web design,
and cheesy pop music, Bitscape co-creates a world of love and
acceptance by sharing his vision. He enjoys helping low-tech firms
define their offline strategy, and he's advised many anonymous
unknowns, including the homeless on Pearl Street, escaped mental
patients, and hookers on East Colfax. As an aspiring web bum, he
applies his knowledge to a community venture, the Content Collective.
Bitscape resides in Westminster, Colorado, but may soon be moving into
a van down by the river. For speaking arrangements, don't bother
calling. Your bits will be lost in the noise.
- Bitscape's Lounge splash screen, October 2002