Thursday, November 09, 2006

To the Massachusetts State Legislature: You have the right to remain silent...

Well, jeepers, Marc Solomon of MassEquality can scarcely contain himself having heard that the so-called "legislators" of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts spit in the face of the state's citizens by once again recessing the Constitional Convention without taking up an amendment which would define "marriage" as a union between one man and one woman.

"This is the right outcome," said Solomon. "Today, the Legislature sided with the majority of people in Massachusetts who believe that marriage equality is good for families and communities and that it's time for government to move on to other pressing matters."

Uh...Marc? If the "majority of people in Massachusetts" feels as you do, how come your group spent so much dough making sure the people of Massachusetts couldn't vote on the issue?

No surprises here, though. The law-makers of this state have not only thumbed their noses at their bosses -- the citizens -- but also at the Supreme Judicial Court which, nearly three years ago, ordered the august body to craft "new marriage laws" within 6 months of its infamous Goodrich vs. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health. It's pathetic.

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the law-makers evidently have no respect for the law.