State Rep, John Rogers, who is announcing his flip-flop on the gay marriage issue, i.e. he is “personally opposed, but ...”, was confronted by angry voters in a public meeting last night.
He admits that this may be political suicide, but doesn’t care. I’m left wondering why. After all, isn’t he put in office to represent the views of the majority of his constituents? Certainly, he must make his votes based on his best prudential decisions, but if you read the article he’s all muddled in his thinking. Why not let the people vote on the amendment? Why is he holding out for “rights for non-traditional families” when unmarried couples already have all these rights by formulating a legal contract, setting up power of attorney, writing a will, etc?
Rogers says he could still change his mind, but that it’s unlikely. Still, if anyone wants to contact him with respectful opinions on why he should stay the course he originally set, they can do so at:
State House, Room 370, Boston, MA 02133