September 15, 2005


Mass. Lawmakers Reject Gay Marriage Ban:

The Massachusetts Legislature rejected a proposed change to the state constitution Wednesday aimed at banning gay marriage, a striking reversal that preserves the state's status as the only place in the nation where same-sex couples can wed.[...] the Legislature voted 157-39 against the proposed constitutional amendment.

It was the second time the Legislature had confronted the measure. Lawmakers were required to approve it in two consecutive sessions before the proposal could move to the statewide ballot in 2006 for a final decision by voters.

This seems to suggest that no ban will be possible until 2007.

And here's an amusing little homophobic state rep:

The union of two women and two men can never consummate a marriage. It's physically impossible.

It looks like the next challenge is California: either Ahnahld changes his mind or the SSM bill goes through the legislature again once he's replaced for being an even worse governor than Gray Davis.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is indeed awesome. I think it's safe to say that gay marriage in Massachusetts is a done deal. The only plausible way it could be revoked now is through a federal Constitutional Amendment, which is not going to pass any time soon.

It's been clear for a long time that the homophobic elements of the right wing are on the wrong side of history. If Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to side with the losing team, that's his prerogative. But he's a damn fool. This veto, if he makes it, will define him more than any other act as governor.