With all of the current issues of major importance; Iraq, Iran, Immigration, illegal eavesdropping, Taditha, high gas prices, etc.... it would seem like we have plenty to work on but not so. The president needs to inspire his republican hard core conservatives, so that they will vote in November. How do he and his conservative buddies do that? They pick a fight that they know they will lose so that they can try to make it an election issue. They will try to pass a Constitutional Amendment to control marriage laws for the country, of course, male/female marriage only. I am not a proponent of gay marriage but I practice don't ask and don't tell, like the military. I don't ask anyone and I don't need them to tell me. Bush is going to start making noise to rally his ultra conservative fundamentalist Christian core. The states have always legislated civil unions and now the federal government wants to decide what the states can do. I think as long as we are going to attempt to pass inane amendments, we should also pass amendments requiring family dinners without TV, weekly church services for all, no school dances ( it causes babies) and no rock music ( it causes cancer, loss of hearing and delinquency).