Press Room

June 06, 2006

Category: Civil Unions, Domestic Partners

Politics of Discrimination and Distraction Fail as Senate Resoundingly Defeats Federal Marriage Amen

'President Bush and the Republican leadership gambled their dwindling political capital on a discriminatory amendment and came up empty,' said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. 'With the addition of Senators Specter and Gregg, not only did every senator who voted against discrimination in 2004 stand with us today but momentum is on the side of equality.'