I was talking to a friend about the anti-equality amendment to our Constitution and he asked, “Why can’t you propose an amendment to the Constitution preserving equal rights in all things – including marriage – for all citizens of Massachusetts?”
He made a lot of sense! The anti-equality measure got 170,000 signatures in our Commonwealth where a majority of citizens support equal rights. Surely we could get more. The anti-equality measure only has 63 Legislators supporting it. Surely most or all of the rest would support a measure preserving gay marriage rights. We could simultaneously ‘let the people vote’ and undo any damage if the anti-equality measure passes.
So, I’m throwing his idea out there because he’ll never post it in a million years. What are your thoughts? How should such an amendment be worded? What kind of organization would be needed to get the signatures and such for it? And finally, do you know anyone who might want to run with it?