Thursday, June 14, 2007

No gay marriage vote for Massachusetts | - Houston Chronicle

No gay marriage vote for Massachusetts | - Houston Chronicle: "Raymond Flynn, the former Boston mayor and former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican who was the lead sponsor of the proposed amendment, said the 170,000 Massachusetts residents who signed the petition for the ban 'had their vote stolen from them.'"

Ray Flynn cries foul but conveniently ignores history. The fact is that the judges who interpreted the constitution and came down with the pro gay marriage ruling were all appointed by duly elected Governors of the Commonwealth and the legislators who stood for equlity and fairness today were all duly elected representatives of the people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show you that these people don't actually care about democracy and the integrity of our governmental processes. They just want gay rights squashed.

If I were someone in massachusetts who couldn't be arsed to vote on gay marriage one way or another, whose job is it to care enough to vote FOR me? My legislator's, of course! This is a victory for the people who don't really care very much. They are the ones whose voices would be silenced by a populace vote on the amendment.