Source: Human Rights Campaign
WASHINGTON — Today, during a joint session, Massachusetts lawmakers voted 151 to 45 to defeat a measure that would have placed a discriminatory, anti-marriage constitutional amendment before voters on the November 2008 ballot. The proposed amendment threatened to undo the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s historic 2003 decision making the state the first to recognize marriage equality for same-sex couples.
This appears to have been a fair vote — no interruptions or parliamentary tricks were allowed and yet the measure was soundly defeated. Is it possible the people of Massachusetts simply believe allowing same-sex marriage is the fair and decent, even American thing to do?