Bennett DC marriage amendment defeated in Senate last night


Early this morning, during "vote-o-rama," the Senate voted 59-36 to block the Bennett Amendment on DC Marriage Referendum that would have guaranteed DC residents the right to vote on same-sex marriage. Democrats voted as block to defeat all amendments to the health care reconciliation bill. With the exception of Senators Collins and Snowe of Maine, all Republicans present supported the rights of DC residents to vote on same-sex marriage. Five senators were absent for the late-night vote occurring shortly after 1am.  

Details here.