|Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) and other Republicans are courting several Democrats the GOP believes can be persuaded to support an amendment barring gay marriage.|
These Democrats include Sens. Ben Nelson (Neb.), Bill Nelson (Fla.), Robert Byrd (W.Va.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Ken Salazar (Colo.) and Mary Landrieu (La.), Capitol Hill sources indicated.