The constitutional convention in the Massachusetts legislature gets underway at 2 pm today and opponents of gay marriage are making last minute attempts to force a vote on the issue.
The Supreme Judicial Court recently rejected a request from opponents to force the legislature to vote on the issue.
Although “recent polls suggest that although the majority of those in the Bay State want to vote on the issue, more than 60 percent would vote against a gay marriage ban,” Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute says that same-sex marriage opponents won’t give up: “We’re not going to go away until we get our due process.”
Said Arline Isaacson of the Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus: “Civil rights should never go to the popular vote. That’s fundamentally un-American to allow the masses to determine who gets treated equally under the law and who doesn’t by a popularity contest.”
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