Alexander Votes for Marriage Amendment

Posted on June 7, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), an original cosponsor of S. J. Res. 1, the Marriage Protection Amendment, made the following statement today after voting to bring the amendment up for consideration on the Senate floor: “I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman and that the people, not the courts, should have the authority to preserve that definition. That’s why I cosponsored and voted to support this amendment.” Due to procedural objections by those opposing the amendment, 60 votes were needed to proceed to a full debate on the Marriage Protection Amendment. In a vote of 49 to 48, the amendment did not receive the 60 votes necessary to proceed. ###