Gay Marriage Amendment Not Coming Soon By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON - Opponents of gay marriage concede victory will not be swi
December 26, 2004

Gay Marriage Amendment Not Coming Soon By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON - Opponents of gay marriage concede victory will not be swift in their attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution, even after prevailing in all 11 states where the issue was on the ballot last month.

While the Nov. 2 election also increased the ranks of amendment supporters in both houses of Congress, the gains were relatively small.

"We're going to have to see additional court cases come down" supporting gay marriage before congressional sentiment shifts dramatically, predicted Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who supports the amendment that failed in both houses of Congress this year.

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