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Thursday, June 14, 2007


Gay marriage safe in Massachusetts

A proposal for a constitutional amendment in Massachusetts to overturn the legality of same-sex marriage in that state goes down to a resounding defeat:
Massachusetts lawmakers blocked a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday that would have let voters decide whether to ban gay marriage in the only state that allows it.

The proposal, which sought to change the state's Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, needed 50 votes to advance to the 2008 statewide ballot. It got 45, with 151 lawmakers opposed.

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