June 14, 2007

The Marriages Will Continue Until Morale Improves

A proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was defeated today by a joint session of the Legislature by a vote of 45 to 151, eliminating any chance of getting it on the ballot in November 2008. At least 50 votes were needed to advance the measure.
Legislators vote to defeat same-sex marriage ban - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

Looks like we’re not going to have the “opportunity” to vote a class of citizens out of their rights.

Posted by James at June 14, 2007 2:39 PM
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How delicious it is to win.

I love the nonsensical sour grapes statement made by Chris Mineau of the Massachusetts Family Institue (I love these hard-to-discern pressure group names that sound like they're helpful but are usually the opposite of what they seem):

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http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/06/legislators_vot_1.html

Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute that backed the amendment, pledged to continue fighting, but wouldn't commit to presenting another proposed amendment.

"I don't believe it's dead because the people have not had the opportunity to have their vote," Mineau told the Associated Press. "This will not go away until the citizens have their opportunity to decide what the definition of marriage is."
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No, honey, you just won't have an opportunity to enshrine in the constitution the blatant hatred of and discrimination against gays.

Oh if only he would spontaneously combust. There's a good slang Italian word for that: schiata (phonetic spelling). It means to burst, like an overinflated frog's sack.

A person (like Chris Mineau) becomes so agitated and unable to vent--stuttering in his speech and frothing--that he will schiata.

One hopes.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 14, 2007 3:08 PM

Excellent title on this one :)

Posted by: leslie at June 14, 2007 3:38 PM

Yay!

Posted by: soxfan at June 14, 2007 4:22 PM

Good news for a change. Thanks James for staying on top of this.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 14, 2007 4:50 PM

I just don't understand why people are fighting so hard to be miserable, lol. I've been married....it's better to date....I have fun, they pick up the tab and then I go home.

Posted by: Bostonmaggie at June 17, 2007 2:36 AM

Maybe they're doing something different.

Posted by: James at June 17, 2007 2:55 AM

Or, in LOLCat speak, "Ur doin it rong." ;-)

Somebody should've never told me about LOLCats.

Posted by: Maggie at June 17, 2007 7:53 AM

Brilliant, Maggie. :D

Posted by: Mike at June 17, 2007 10:36 AM

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