It is 2037 Central, 18 December, 2010.
I think there was a Republican President sitting during much (if not all) of the time.
I think the US Congress was Republican (or Republican and not-Democrat) controlled.
I think many of the Governors were Republican or not-Democrat.
I think the state legislatures were predominantly Republican.
The point being, the Democrats were against it and failed to stop it because of inadequate numbers.
It is 2042 Central, 18 December, 2010.
Undated after publication to correct some of the more stupid oof the typos and to add the following note.
This post is connected to this one at Flopping Aces.