Sadly, in Massachusetts, we're just aren't there yet with full equality. As Chris Mason reminded us all recently, our state's hate crime laws do not include statutes for gender identity. Therefore, the people who allegedly committed a hate … [Read more...]
Are the “yes” voters Prejudiced?
The original post is here.His comment I now reproduce here for you:You think I'm a shill... you are wrong! And you are wrong if you think I am anti gay marriage. Gender has nothing to do with being entitled. I am an incredibly strong … [Read more...]
So, anything in the news today?
Today's papers and other newsie sources are chock full o' marriage news. Here's some of what I found interesting.The most important story, really, is where the votes came from, and why. Kris Mineau's nonsense notwithstanding, it … [Read more...]
Pictures and Videos from the Constitutional Convention
Yesterday's huge win at the Constitutional Convention will be remembered as a milestone in Massachusetts history. After years of fighting off anti-gay marriage constitutional amendments, it is finally over.We made history.Take a look.Click … [Read more...]
Today’s victory: What it all means
It is hard to disentangle the various threads and thoughts from today's dramatic events, but I'll try to lay down some markers as to what we're left with.The constitutional process was followed; the legislature performed its proper and … [Read more...]
SMASHING VICTORY FOR EQUALITY — AMENDMENT GOES DOWN
I know, it's already been reported, but I figure if there's a time to do all-caps, it's now. I was at the State House, just outside the gallery when the vote came down. I saw John Walsh, who gave the news -- 151-45; it's over.Later this … [Read more...]
A glorious victory
45 members voted "yes." 151 voted "no." And with that, a mean-spirited constitutional amendment that would have helped no one, and hurt a lot of people, suffered a well-deserved death. And it did so without parliamentary … [Read more...]
… and they’re voting! Holy Toledo!
The clerk is calling the Senate roll now. A House machine vote will follow.Brown, Panagiatakos, Moore, and Hedlund are the only "yes" votes I heard [update: Creedon also voted "yes"]. DiMasi has now started the roll-call, and … [Read more...]
ConCon is starting
The legislators are assembling in the House chamber for today's ConCon. The link to the live webcast is here:housetv.hou.state.ma.usSo far, the webcast is holding together much better than last time. Keep your fingers crossed. … [Read more...]
Rep. Ellen Story Talks About the LaGuer Case and Also About Today’s Constitutional Convention
I was on Tom Vannah's show earlier in the morning. You can hear that exchange here:Eric Goldscheider (aka "Speaking Out") and Susan Wadia-Ells being interviewed by Tom Vannah. … [Read more...]
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