- Making News: President Bush Endorses Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage
President Bush today called for a Constitutional ban against same-sex marriage, saying that "decisive and democratic action is needed because attempts to redefine marriage in a single state or city could have serious consequences throughout the country." Dana Milbank, who covers the White House for the Washington Post, says the President's handling of the announcement says a great deal about the divisiveness of the issue.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Constitutional Amendments
Acknowledging the gravity of his proposal, President Bush today officially called for a constitutional amendment to limit marriage to a one man and one woman. Since the Bill of Rights, the Constitution-s been changed only 17 times. Historian David Kyvig, author of Unintended Consequences of Constitutional Amendment, discusses the process, history and consequences of several Constitutional amendments.
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