Via Keen News Service:
The nomination of a liberal judicial candidate considered supportive, at least personally, of [redefining marriage], failed to muster enough votes in the U.S. Senate Thursday, May 19, to bring his confirmation to the floor.
The Senate voted 52 to 43 on a motion for cloture—to end debate on the nomination of California law professor Goodwin Liu. But such motions require 60 votes to pass, so the result blocked a vote for the confirmation vote.
... Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) criticized Liu for expressing views in seeming support of same-sex marriage, suggesting he would “impose those views” as a judge.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) claimed Liu considered the “traditional definition of marriage as one man and one woman to be unconstitutional.”