Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Massachusetts lawmakers decide to "wait"...'til after the election

Massachusetts lawmakers ended debate on proposed constitutional amendments Wednesday before dealing with the most volatile issue on their agenda: a proposal to outlaw [sic] marriage for same-sex couples 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.

So. Two days after the election, then, well, maybe they'll take a look at the proposal.

No law made the legislature quit debating. They could've worked longer. They could've debated and decided on all 20 proposed amendments.

But they were scared and they caved. Not much testosterone here. And no real surprises.