Thursday, February 5, 2009

DeMint's religious freedom amendment rejected

Statement of Purpose:

To allow the free exercise of religion at institutions of higher education that receive funding under section 803 of division A.

For background on the amendment which was meant to stop what Jim DeMint called "An ACLU Stimulus", click here.

Amendment Rejected 54-43.

2012 Prospective Candidate Roll Call

Corker, DeMint, Hutchison, Kyl, Thune all vote YES

Notes: Collins and Snowe crossed party lines to vote against the amendment. Bayh, Conrad, Dorgan, and Nelson broke ranks from the Democratic party.

[Hat tip: The Corner]