When you’ve lost the culture wars, just dig your heels in further and grandstand by introducing bills that will never go anywhere. That’s what Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) is doing:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional isn’t stopping Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) from trying to block same-sex marriages through another route: by amending the U.S. Constitution.
Huelskamp said he plans to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment later this week, a measure that would define marriage as between one man and one woman. DOMA did the same thing, but was a federal law, not a constitutional amendment. As such, the Federal Marriage Act is more far-reaching but also a tougher climb. It requires the support of two-thirds of the House and Senate, and ratification by three-fourths of the states, or 38 states.
“This would trump the Supreme Court,” Huelskamp told The Huffington Post.
Huelskamp said his bill has no cosponsors yet…
I suppose Huelskamp probably has a few constituents who would prefer that their congressman do some actual work, but far be it from me to suggest that an anti-gay Republican congressman from Kansas actually attempt to do something so banal as actual governing.