Constitutional Options

by Sal on November 20, 2006

in Politics

Gov. Mitt Romney, a potential 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, is making a major issue of the MA Legislature’s failure to vote on a proposed amendment that would ban same sex marriage.  Romney is initiating a lawsuit with the
Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), claiming the Legislatures violated the constitution by not having an up-or-down vote on the matter.  The lawsuit is probably doomed to failure, however, as it was the SJC that forced same-sex marriage on the Commonwealth in 2003.  Odds are, unfortunately, that Same-sex marriage is here to stay in the People’s Republic, without ever having been voted on by the people or their representatives. 
So much for Democracy. 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

J November 20, 2006 at 2:10 pm

At least Mitch is right on oppression. If it weren’t for that little Mormon thing, he might have a chance with the religious-right.


Sal November 20, 2006 at 3:38 pm

I don’t think the “Religious Right” will have a problem with his religion. Orrin Hatch, also a Mormon, is very popular among Evangelicals. Most Christian Conservatives look more at moral issues rather than specific religious beliefs. Don’t count him out.


Ryan November 23, 2006 at 12:11 pm

I think that his Mormonism would be a problem if he refused to address it. I think that nearly two years out, the issue is being jostled around in a way that will give evangelicals time to think about it, especially since McCain and Guiliani are not as conservative on as many issues as Romney. Romney could take this opportunity to court the religious right in a way that can benefit him by the time the primary season heats up. That or he could mess it up royally– the press will not give him an inch of wiggle room and overblow any campaign foul up whenever or whereever that happens.


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