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

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Proposed Massachusetts Constitutional Amendment

"Massachusetts lawmakers ended debate on proposed constitutional amendments Wednesday before dealing with the most volatile issue on their agenda: a proposal to outlaw gay marriage in the only state where it is legal. The move to recess until Nov. 9 put off the decision on the politically charged issue until after the general election. Senate President Robert Travaglini had said he intended to bring all 20 proposed amendments to a vote, but had warned lawmakers might not be able to get to every proposed amendment on Wednesday.The goal of the gay marriage amendment, which supporters hope to put on the 2008 ballot, would be to block future gay marriages in Massachusetts. More than 8,000 same-sex couples have taken vows since gay marriages began in May 2004." AP, Link to Article (last visited 7-12-06 NVS)

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