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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, May 8, 2006

Massachusetts Referendum Against Same-Sex Marriage?

"The same court that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage is now mulling whether citizens have the right to get around its ruling by amending the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Supreme Judicial Court, which cleared the way for gay marriages with its landmark ruling in 2003, heard arguments Thursday on a referendum proposed for the state ballot in 2008. Supporters of same-sex marriages are trying to block the proposal that would ban future marriages for gay couples. They say the state constitution bars any citizen-initiated amendment that seeks to reverse a judicial ruling." By Denise Lavoie, Associate Press Writer, FindLaw Link to Article (last visited 5-7-06 NVS)

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