michelel72 (michelel72) wrote,
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Marriage ban voted down

Let this not go unremarked: The state legislature has voted down the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. In order to make the ballot, the measure required 25% approval of the combined houses for two consecutive years. It passed last year; this year, only 45 voted in favor.

I am pleased to note that one of the nine legislators to switch from "yes" to "no" is my former representative in Quincy, Michael Morrissey. (My current representative is one of the gang who sued to try to overturn the initial judicial ruling. I had no hope that he might see reason.)

Congratulations to everyone whose rights (and, in some cases, existing marriages) are hereby more secure. Congratulations and my thanks to the 151 who voted against the measure. I am proud to be a citizen of the Commonwealth of Massachuetts.
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