So You Want to Vote to Change the Massachusetts Constitution?

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.

A friend of mine back in Boston, Michael Femia, has a great blog called Bunko Squad. Today he mas­ter­ful­ly skew­ered the polit­i­cal dis­course in a Poll of his own that suggests:

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.

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