Thursday, June 14, 2007

Score One For Our Side . . . .

Equality wins.
Gay Marriage Backers in Massachusetts Beat Amendment Proposal
By Michael McDonald

June 14 (Bloomberg) -- Supporters of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts prevailed in a battle over a proposed constitutional amendment banning the practice, convincing enough state lawmakers to vote against it.

Bigotry loses.
Lawmakers in a special session today voted 151-45 against the ballot measure seeking to define marriage in the state as the union between one man and one woman. The Legislature has considered amendments on gay marriage more than a dozen times since the state's top court permitted the practice in 2003, making Massachusetts the only U.S. state where it is legal.

``This is huge,'' said Arline Isaacson, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus. ``We've kept it off 2004 and 2006 and now the 2008 ballot. They can't keep this up. It becomes increasingly pointless.''

Woo Hoo ! ! ! !

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