Thursday’s Senate subcommittee hearing on the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment — which would change the US Constitution to define marriage as a union “only” between one woman and one man and ensure continued second-class citizenship for GLBT folks — was a most interesting affair, however repugnant the reasons behind it. As Andy Humm of Gay City News reports, save for Republican committee members (including anti-gay chair Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]), the GOP had precious few representatives in attendance. What? Have they already made up their minds? Oh well, the Human Rights Campaign’s Winnie Stachelberg says the proceedings went well, at least from a pro-gay activist point of view. Read what was said for yourself.