Marriage Amendment Repeal Rejected By Michael McIntee | February 15, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on LGBT Issues Subscribe to LGBT Issues Follow this author Click on photo to hear how Senator Mary Jo McGuire tried to repeal anti-gay marriage amendment Click on photo to hear how Senator Mary Jo McGuire tried to repeal anti-gay marriage amendmentIn the midst of today’s Senate committee debate on one constitutional amendment, DFLers gave Republicans the opportunity to repeal one they had passed last year. Republicans didn’t bite and voted 8-6 against a repeal of the “marriage amendment” that will be on the fall ballot. Senator Mary Jo McGuire offered up the repeal during the debate on the voter photo ID amendment to give Republicans a chance “to see the error in their ways, to correct their mistake of putting it on the ballot. I think they might have regretted they had done this when they realized what they had actually done. Senator McGuire said sometimes when people suddenly have the power to do something they just do it “without thinking of the consequences. So I was giving them the chance that once they appreciated the consequences of that amendment, they could correct that.” Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.