We are back to banning gay marriage, but it is already illegal. A senate panal voted yesterday to approve the, Marriage Protection Amendment. It still needs the approval of 2/3 of the Senate and the House and then the states.
I think this is another attempt to take the focus off of what is going wrong with the Republican party. Republicans realize they are in trouble and are desperate to do something to salvage their majority, so what do they do? They mobilize their base. The Republicans need to realize that the majority of Americans are not happy with how they are running the government and old tricks like this will not work.