Senate rejects gay marriage ban

Tally: 49-48 in favor of ending debate.

Published June 7, 2006 3:34PM (EDT)

Breaking: Thanks, no doubt, to the barrage of calls and e-mails from Broadsheet readers, the Senate has voted 49-48 against moving to an actual vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. 60 yeas were needed to proceed.

So, phew. But still: 49-48 isn't exactly a K.O. blow, and plenty of hate has been successfully mongered in the process. We're not done here. Or even in Massachusetts.

Update: Click here for the roll call vote.

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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