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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Dangerous maneuvers
Ethan Jacobs
ejacobs@baywindows.com
Can the anti-gay marriage amendment be killed in a procedural vote?

Inquiring minds (well, political junkies and marriage equality activists) want to know: will proponents of marriage equality push for a procedural vote to kill the anti-gay marriage amendment slated to be debated at the July 12 Constitutional Convention (ConCon)?

As the ConCon approaches, speculation has mounted that supporters of marriage equality will try to kill the VoteOnMarriage.org-sponsored amendment through a procedural maneuver. In public remarks on the prospect of victory on an up-or-down vote on the amendment, Arline Isaacson, co-chair of Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus (MGLPC) and the MassEquality coalition’s lead lobbyist, has been consistently pessimistic (see “Words of Wisdom,” page 16). Votes from 151 lawmakers are needed to kill the amendment, which seeks to put...continue reading at Bay Windows

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