Thursday, June 14, 2007

Problems in Massachusetts

What comes of one-party perpetual control:

The [Massachusetts] state Legislature has defeated a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage, ending a three-year campaign to overturn its legalization after several lawmakers switched their votes in the final hours of a dramatic legislative battle.

The proposed constitutional ban was defeated in a roll-call vote of both houses of the Legislature shortly after 1 p.m. today, triggering a thunderous ovation by gay couples in the State House. The final tally was 151-45, giving supporters of gay marriage a victory by 5 votes.

The vote means the ban will be blocked from reaching the 2008 ballot, and that gay marriage has survived its final challenge, barring an unlikely effort to resurrect the ban at a later date.

Had the 5 votes gone the right way, the proposal would be on the ballot as a Constitutional Amendment.

This IS the State that continues to elect The Swimmer.

HT: Regular Guy

1 comment:

David said...

Kudos to Massachusetts!

Why would you want to write discrimination into the constitution?

They did the right thing.