Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Mass Gov-to-be urges legislature to ignore constitution

The Massachusetts Constitution upholds citizen initiative petitions.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled (quite unnecessarily in my view, but there you are) that the state legislature is supposed to adhere to the Constitution.


And yet, Governor-elect Deval Patrick actually urged state lawmakers to ignore the Constitution!

Governor-elect Deval Patrick urged lawmakers to adjourn the convention without taking a vote, saying it would be "irresponsible and wrong" to continue the debate over same-sex marriage.

Deval was "disappointed" that the legislature -- after two other failures to do so, mind you -- decided to act lawfully.

In the continuing drama of the ridiculous, there's a scintilla of a possibility that Massachusetts voters will be able to confirm the true definition of the word "marriage."

Source: CBS4Boston