What a difference a year makes. Massachusetts lawmakers reject gay marriage ban by a vote of 157-39. Last year, the same legislature voted 105-92 in favor of the amendment. Republican State Senator Brian Lees: “Gay marriage has begun, and life has not changed for the citizens of the commonwealth, with the exception of those who can now marry. This amendment which was an appropriate measure or compromise a year ago, is no longer, I feel, a compromise today.”
Requiring recital of Pledge of Allegiance in school unconstitutional.