fortunately, really discriminating against some--and doing it right--takes years to accomplish.
Senate Joint Resolution 7 was approved 42-8 after a brief debate. The measure is expected to pass the House easily, too.
After that, the always-emotional issue must be set aside. Amending the state constitution requires a second vote by a separately elected legislature, which could happen no earlier than 2007. Then the amendment would have to be approved by voters statewide, in November 2008 at the earliest.