Supporters of same-sex marriage in the state have pushed a constitutional convention until the last day of the legislative session (January 2), effectively killing a vote on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Said Representative Byron Rushing (D): “For all intents and purposes, the debate has ended. What members are expecting is that the majority of constituents are going to say, ‘Thank you, we’re glad it’s over, we think it has been discussed enough.'”
Even Governor Mitt Romney, a staunch ally of the anti-gay wingnuts, admits “my options are limited.”