The state Senate this evening voted to table a bill that would have amended the state constitution to ban gay marriage.
The main sponsor, Sen. Michael Brubaker, R-Lancaster, said it had become clear to him that the bill would not pass in the House and he therefore saw no point to a lengthy debate in the Senate.
The bill might have passed the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans 29-21.
Up to 14 amendments were planned on the bill, which would have meant a long night.
Cheeky politician Vincent Fumo’s no doubt pleased – he tacked on one of those fourteen amendments: a ban on divorce.