Aside from stating that L'Auberge Espanole is a great movie, this post isn't very on topic...I feel stupid for asking this on a law-related board, but can any of you Political Science/government majors explain to me how the massachusetts legislature works? they voted today to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would ban future same sex marriages (though they do still need further approval before it actually goes to voters)http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/02/us/02cnd-gay.html?hp&ex=1167800400&en=b391e32bcf96a04b&ei=5094&partner=homepageapparently they can put things on the ballot with two votes in which at least 50 members approve. How the hell do 50 people get to decide for a legislature of 200?
thanks, bouzie. i knew some of the history, but I didn't know Mass. was so in favor SSM overall. it just confused me that something could pass with 50 votes, even if needs to happen twice. and I was too lazy to go back and review poli sci 101 : )
I didn't know that so many people in Mass were so supportive of marriage equality. That made me smile so thanks for the post
Since we're talking about Michigan . . . my status checker went to decision yesterday. Eeeeeeeekkkk. Pray for me, heh heh, or whatever we heathens do!
I thread for the gays - how did I miss it??? I'll join up belatedly now. Any more time spent in the "What will GW do this week???" thread and my hair will fall out.