I do not understand this fixation on constitutional amendments. It is highly unlikely a 2/3 majority can be obtained in both houses of Congress. In fact is it unlikely such an amendment would get a simple majority.
It is an order of magnitude more difficult to get 3/4 of the states to ratify. This means of the 99 houses in the state legislatures, 13 could block ratification.
We are rapidly approaching an election in which a proponent of gay marriage may be re-elected president. Yet people are talking about an amendment as a cure, something 20 or 30 times more difficult to achieve?I just don't get it.
It's like having difficulty completing a one-mile run today, but thinking the solution is to run a marathon tomorrow .
Yes, I don’t know why Romney was fixated on saying that he would push for a constitutional amendment that said that marriage shall be the union of one man and one woman, and signed the pledge concerning this, only for him to later pivot and want this issue should be left up to the states and not federalized.
And I don’t understand why Romney would flip-flop on gays adopting children, say that they had this right, and then later say that he was merely affirming the rights of states to enact these laws allowing gays to adopt children.
Indeed, why is Romney fixated on flip-flopping...