Just a few pictures of 2nd Middlesex Senate candidate Joe Mackey and his supporters doing some nice "visibility" in Medford Square (my new digs as of a week ago) today… I was driving by, and got some pictures. I talked to Joe briefly: they were at the Winchester dump this morning (apparently this is a major spot to meet folks), and canvassing Medford today.
Once upon a time, there was a socially liberal Republican. But that was a long, long time ago…. Bill Weld, once believed to be the world’s only straight Republican who favored gay marriage, has now apparently backed off his previous position. Gosh, d’you think this might have anything to do with his just-announced bid to govern the Empire State, and his attendant need to get the endorsement not only of New York Republicans, but also the wingnuttish Conservative Party? Weld’s "reasoning," if it has been reported correctly, is laughable. He says that he supports gay marriage in Massachusetts because the Massachusetts Constitution is special, and the Supreme Judicial Court interpreted the special provisions of the special Massachusetts Constitution in the correct, special way that inevitably leads to gay marriage. But no other state has such a special Constitution as Massachusetts does, so non-Mass. gays only get civil unions. Please. The words of the Massachusetts Constitution’s equal protection provisions are really not much different from those of any other state, or of the US Constitution for that matter. The Mass. Constitution says: All people are born free and equal and have certain natural, essential and unalienable rights; among which may be [...]