Thursday, June 14, 2007
Freedom to Marry remains in Massachusetts!!!!
There will be no marriage vote in Massachusetts. Gay Marriage will remain legal in Massachusetts. State Lawmakers blocked a proposed Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage from reaching voters. The 45-151 vote means Massachusetts remains the only state in the nation that allows same-sex couples to marry. This is a major victory for gay rights and marriage equality supporters.
Marriage Equality has been legal for over three years, and over 9,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot. The first black governor, a marriage equality supporter had this to say:
"In Massachusetts today, the freedom to marry is secure," said a victorious Gov. Deval Patrick, who had lobbied lawmakers up until the final hours to kill the measure.
Gov.Deval Patrick is the first black Governor to march in a Pride Parade, and to make sure freedom to marry was NOT taken away!
After all this intense debate, it will take years to have support to open the debate to have a ban on gay marriage, and the chances in the years to come are very slim.
Freedom to marry is now preserved for the state of Massachusetts. Equality is a value that works for all Americans!