from yahoo news:
"I would argue that the future of our country hangs in the balance because the future of marriage hangs in the balance," said Sen. Rick Santorum, a leader in the fight to approve the measure. "Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"
ie, If this doesn't pass, the terrorists will fly planes into your marriage.
Doesn't the Senate have, you know, actual work they could be doing?