It is clear that we will need bipartisan support in order to take floor votes on gun safety and marriage equality this week. We will take some time to work on these important issues to advance them in the near future.
The executive committee has been delayed, but we still intend to hold a hearing on marriage equality shortly.
That is politician speak for “We don’t have the votes right now.” It’s not over by a long shot folks, but they wanted to ram this through. Keep the heat on. Like I said, if you have some time sometime soon, it wouldn’t hurt to schedule a visit to the Capitol with your lawmakers to talk about the issue. You’ll usually get a tour too, and most Capitol buildings are interesting buildings to visit. This is not victory, but it’s a positive development. Keep the heat on your lawmakers.
FYI, I’m totally for marriage equality. Just thought I’d make that clear :)
UPDATE: Don’t forget that your lawmakers also have district offices. If you live far away from the Capitol, be sure to visit or call the district office.