Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Wallet-ful of Bills

The Massachusetts legislature was back in session, with a plethora of same-sex marriage related bills. So far, there are at least eight to consider, including:
  • Ban both same-sex marriage and civil unions
  • Remove four of the five Supreme Judicial Court justices who approved same-sex marriage
  • Repeal the 1913 law forbidding out-of-state couples from marrying if the wedding would not be legal in their home states.
These go before a hearing to decide which advance to the House and Senate here. Most will drop because their subjects are already on the agenda in preparation for the votes later this year on whether to put a same-sex amendment to the voters next year.

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