Back in Boston, Governor-elect Deval Patrick this morning called on legislators to skip taking a vote on an amendment that could ban gay marriages in Massachusetts.
“I believe that adults should be free to choose whom they wish to love and to marry,” Mr. Patrick said. “… Never in the long history of our model Constitution have we used the initiative petition to restrict freedom. We ought not start now.”
Nevertheless, a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage survived a second vote in the afternoon afternoon after 62 lawmakers moved to advance the initiative to the next legislative session, ensuring that the battle over same-sex weddings will continue for at least another year.
If there is a public vote on same-sex marriage, what should we vote on next?
__ Banning Divorce
__ 3‑Child-Per-Couple Minimum
__ Black People Eating At Lunch Counters
__ Women Need Husband’s Permission to Drive
__ Abolish Child Labor Laws Down to Age 4
__ End Tax Exemption for Politically-Active Religion
Good one, Michael.