Alleged Democrat from Rehoboth, State Representative Phil Travis, is tired of fighting this and that, including same-sex marriage. He announced yesterday that he won't run for reelection. He did the old more-time-with-my-family routine.
The 12-term legislator frequently co-sponsored bills with his anti-gay chum Rep. Emile Goguen.
Travis is a lot brighter than Goguen and has actually done from decent work. He has this problem with homosexuals in general and same-sex marriage in particular, but is not impossible. As Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus Co-Chair Arline Isaacson puts it, "As stridently as we disagree (on SSM), we've always worked together very well."
It is unlikely that the Rehobothians will field an articulate and connected replacement. It's a loss for the anti-gay folk. Pity, eh?