WorldMagBlog posts a note about the upcoming vote on a proposed amendment to the Missouri constitution. I think the analysis is a bit off the mark, though:
By court order, Missouri voters will consider in August instead of November a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman. The timing pleased homosexual activists, who worried that a big Bush turnout for the presidential election might doom gay marriage in Missouri.
Actually, it’s the other way around: Democrat lawmakers in the Missouri legislature voted overwhelmingly to put the proposed amendment on the ballot. Gay marriage is such a hot button issue that a strong turnout for the amendment in November would put Missouri, a key swing state in the presidential election, over the top for Bush.
Frankly, conservatives here in Missouri are more unified and passionate in our opposition to homosexual marriage than we are in our support of President Bush.