Gay marriage amendment update

Gay marriage amendment update

Here’s my latest article on the Mass. gay marriage fight. Basically what we had last night was raw display of arrogance and power. Anti-marriage activists decided that they’d had enough democracy for one night, so they took their ball and went home. Echoing the words of the people at the rally on Boston Common last Sunday, some politicians chanted, “Let us vote.” In other words, just like the Supreme Judicial Court, the gay activists are afraid of letting the people decide. Leaving democracy and governance up to the hoi polloi is just too frightening. As Bill Clinton once said of a tax cut, “They might not spend it right.” Liberals are afraid we’re not “enlightened” enough to govern ourselves.

So, in order to preserve their precious vacation time next week, they adjourned the constitutional convention until March 11. In the meantime, the House and Senate leaders will force a compromise, most likely on their bill which bans gay marriage, but also sets up civil unions. That’s right: civil unions will be enshrined in the constitution, and thus they won’t ever be going away.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
5 comments
  • My compliments to my Rep, Brian Knuutilla. He voted for the Travis and against everything else.

    The anti-gay marriage forces need to corral their power over the next few weeks.

    This is a defining moment for the Bishops and all Catholics. This is like an opportunity to stop Roe vs. Wade in its tracks.

    It’s apparent that our Protestant brothers are carry the weight of the fight and 50% of Catholics are going against the Church (i.e. doctrine, the Pope, the Bishops).

  • http://www.boston.com/news/specials/gay_marriage/021304_votes/

    See the link above for how certain groups voted.

    Vote was lost with Single Suburban Jewish Women (the only groups to total 60% in any category)… or at least it was killed in these four categories.

    I heard a woman from Female Jewish Senator from Newton speaking passionately in favor of Gay marriage on Wednesday, and it sounded like she believed what she was saying…

    Perhaps she has a Ashera pole set up in her back yard…

    Oh, these are the days Elijah..

    I’m still interested in how many legislators in MA are Homosexual….

  • Joanne,

    When I’ve been at Operation Rescue events at abortion clinics, I’ve always noticed large contingents of gays and lesbians (self-identified). Since they can’t get pregnant accidentally, what are they protesting for? Because the destruction of the family and the normal sexuality that is its underpinning validates their own lifestyle.

  • There is a sinister link between abortion advocacy and the homosexualization of our culture. Two faces of the culture of death, serviced by liberals.

    Joe, answer to your question: Many and many are Republicans.  Travis is a Democrat. My Rep is a Democrat and I think he is as conservative as I am on this issue.

    Hopefully this two week recess will be spent with Finneran wheeling and dealing with guys like Travis and my Rep. to do a coalition of some sort.

    Now is the time to bring on the heat and heap the praise on the leaders like Travis and Knuutilla. 

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