piranha: red origami crane (Default)
[personal profile] piranha
a joint session of the house and senate voted 157-39 against a proposed constitutional amendment that sought to ban gay marriage but legalize civil unions.

dozens of legislators who had initially supported the proposed change to the state constitution said they no longer felt right about denying the rights of marriage to same-sex couples

"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, an East Longmeadow 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."

i know the opponents haven't stopped, they're busy crafting a more restrictive proposal. i am heartened by those voices who actually pay attention and note that the gay marriages that have so far been performed have not done any harm to heterosexual marriages.
From:
Anonymous (will be screened)
OpenID (will be screened if not validated)
Identity URL: 
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at support@dreamwidth.org


 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

piranha: red origami crane (Default)
renaissance poisson

July 2015

S M T W T F S
   123 4
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Most Popular Tags

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags