West Virginia's House of Delegates squashed a marriage amendment to ban same-sex marriage yesterday.
An evangelical group has pressed lawmakers this session to have marriage defined as between one woman and one man.
But the resolution needed to put the issue before voters has stalled in committee. That prompted Monday's move by Republican delegates to force it to the full House.
Delegates voted 67-30 to reject the attempt.
I took some heat for my position that GLAD's federal court challenge to DOMA is detrimental to the few states that don't have marriage amendments - especially those of us in flyover country. One of the major facets missing from the debate is how much work we've had to do to squash these measures. Indiana's proposed marriage amendment was also killed in committee and North Carolina's has hung by a thread at times too.
For three states not known for their pro-gay attitudes, you'd think the national orgs would want to sink some cash into helping us build some infrastructure. After all, a majority of states weren't able to defeat their amendments. But what the hell, we're hicks; no one has to listen/support us, eh?