Monday, April 04, 2005

From the Family Institute Crypt

Just when you thought the extremely reactionary Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) was moldering in its self-dug grave, you find that it has been lobbying the commonwealth legislators. Apparently, anticipating the likelihood that the amendment to replace same-sex marriages with civil unions will not make it through to the 2006 constitutional convention, the MFI is proposing a ballot initiative to ban the marriages outright in 2008.

I shall post a little background on the group, its key players and its positions. I promise not to fixate on it, no matter how good its material is.

Meanwhile the new MFI strategy is to go public next month. The announcement wasn'’t on April First. They were busy with the stem-cell cloning issue.

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