Monday, July 10, 2006

Supreme Judicial Court Rules Ballot Initiative is Constitutional

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled early this morning that the citizen initiated petition to define marriage as that being solely between a man and a women is constitutional and does not seek to reverse a ruling by the SJC that legalized same-sex "marriages".
This ruling was one that many legislatures were waiting upon to help them decide how they are going to sway their vote this upcoming Wednesday at the Constitutional Convention when the Protection of Marriage Amendment goes up for an up or down vote. The Legislature needs to approve the amendment by 50 votes this year and then again during the 2007-2008 Constitutional Convention in order for the question to be placed upon the ballot in the year 2008.
I think Ray Flynn, former mayor of Boston said it best:
"The people's right to vote has always been a cherished principle of our democracy"
The bottom line issue here is the radical homosexual community that is for the continued legalization of same-sex "marriages" is afraid of the people's vote. They are afraid because they know that they have an uphill battle when 40% of the country currently has defeated same-sex "marriages" at the ballot box so far.
On the other hand it is ironic that the same judicial system that legalized same-sex "marriages" back in 2004 has now called the amendment to preserve traditional marriage constitutional. It will be interesting to see how this plays out on Wednesday with our state officials.
By the by, did you really think the radical homosexual community really had a case saying that the petition initiative was trying to reverse the 2004 SJC ruling? The only thing I get out of them sticking to their guns with this case is that they had a lot of supporters in favor of their position to continue the legalization of gay "marriage" so they kept at it and it had nothing to do with them winning this case against Reilly. How this support will affect the vote will be interesting. I will keep you all up to date as soon as I step out of the House Gallery on Wednesday afternoon.


Blogger Tyler Dawbin said...

I see their tactics working against them, not for them, when it comes to a populace vote in two years.

But that's just MY opinion ;)!

4:34 AM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger SCIA said...


7:04 PM, July 11, 2006  

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