It looks like we’re going to be stuck with a version of de facto gay marriage in Massachusetts. The compromise constitutional amendment that gives away the store passed a preliminary vote. Both sides hate it and want to defeat it, but traditional marriage supporters are being told that a rotten apple is better than no apple.
What is likely to result is that we will end up with civil unions in Massachusetts. At least, as civil unions, we won’t be exporting this to other states. The unions won’t be legally portable, except perhaps to Vermont.
You ever have one of those days where you just feel like the world is going to hell in a handbasket?