Although the effort itself is languishing in committee in the House, this announcement gives it the thinnest patina of bipartisanship. Pink News reports:
US Representative Nick Rahall of West Virginia is the first Democrat to sign on to the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) introduced by Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp shortly after the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month. The amendment would define marriage as being between a man and a woman inside the United States.
If being against abortion and taxes can be a litmus test on the right, why can’t marriage equality be one for the left?