The weasel who would be President joined with chief anti-gay/anti-SSM organizer Chris Mineau of the Massachusetts Family Institute in calling for extra-commonwealth folk to
We cannot believe any federal judge would do more than tell them to work out their differences at a state level and not to ask the feds in where they don't belong. However, the Cap'n was never one for reason and the MFI is very selective in how it defines legal.
The Cap'n's statement reads:
One hundred and seventy thousand citizens followed our Constitution’s process to petition government. They followed the prescribed process to place an item of importance before the voters. They asked for democracy.He clearly hopes from this statement that the final sentence will somehow shield him from years of incompetence and inaction on SSM here. In his abrogation of duty, he is even more responsible than the amendment proponents in fostering attacks on civil rights, and breeding acrimony and anxiety throughout the commonwealth. He can't leave for good soon enough.
But today, by effectively avoiding the constitutionally required vote on same sex marriage, 109 legislators disgraced their oath of office. Each of them swore to follow the Constitution. The Constitution plainly states that when a qualified petition is placed before them, they ‘shall’ vote. By not voting, we have witnessed the triumph of arrogance over democracy. Whether or not you favor same sex marriage, you should be very concerned that the rule of law and the sovereignty of the people have been trampled. I salute the 87 who voted for democracy, who voted to follow their oath of office.
There are hundreds of thousands of our citizens that hope something can be done to protect their constitutional right to vote on a matter of this significance. Of course, the only sure redress is through the ballot box. Today’s action was cynically timed to fall two days after they were safely re-elected. My options are limited, but we will explore any alternatives that may exist to protect the constitutional rights of the people.
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