Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Massachusetts One-ups California on Homosexual 'Marriage'

Massachusetts lawmakers cleared the way for out-of-state same-sex couples to marry in the state by voting on Tuesday to repeal a 1913 law that banned marriages not considered valid in the couples' home states.

-- From "Out-of-stage gay marriage closer in Massachusetts" by Kevin McNicholas and Scott Malone, from Reuters 7/29/08

For background on this law, CLICK HERE.

Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat whose daughter has come out as a lesbian, has said he plans to sign the repeal measure.

The Massachusetts House of Representatives approved the repeal by a vote of 118-35. The state Senate approved it earlier this month.

"While we'll never get complacent, we're getting close to the point where the question of marriage equality in Massachusetts is settled," said Marc Solomon, executive director of MassEquality, a statewide group that promotes the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Opponents of same-sex marriage said the vote amounted to an attempt to impose gay marriage on other states.

"Just after California allowed out-of-state same-sex couples to marry, it appears our legislators are suffering from 'gay marriage envy' in pushing to repeal this protective measure," said Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute. "Their arrogance and folly are doing terrible harm to marriage laws across the country and eroding the people's right to define marriage."

CLICK HERE and notice how TV4 Boston is in bed with the homosexual agenda in regards to this legislation.

To read how EVERY state in America will be affected by the new situations in California and Massachusetts, CLICK HERE.

In order counter a potential back-lash by the vast majority of Americans who support traditional marriage, a major Gay Agenda strategy was announced; CLICK HERE to read the homosexual advocacy strategy.