Wednesday, September 14, 2005

This Just In: Not Over, But Headed in the Right Direction

When even a co-sponsor of the proposal to ban gay marriage says that the sky hasn't fallen in the last year, I hope people listen:

"Gay marriage has begun, and life has not changed for the citizens of the commonwealth, with the exception of those who can now marry," said state Sen. Brian Lees, a Republican who had been a co-sponsor of the amendment. "This amendment which was an appropriate measure or compromise a year ago, is no longer, I feel, a compromise today."
Although we still face the prospect of a ballot amendment in 2008, this time the vote wasn't even close.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Liberty said...

Although I get a little confused when a legislative body rejects a call for a ban on anything, this sounds like a real move forward for Massachusetts.

However, I would object to a court ordering an elective body to do anything. Besides, how can the high court in your state order the legislature to pass a gay marriage law? I mean, how could they enforce it?

Joe

1:38 PM  
Blogger David said...

Unfortunately this vote lost by so much because some conservatives didn't like that it allowed for civil unions. They want to ban gay marriages AND civil unions.

4:54 AM  

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