Does anyone else see a contradiction between this headline with the actual story???
Is this agenda = news? One might wonder.
Gay rights groups shot themselves in the foot nation wide by failing to designate their goal as domestic partnership with same rights as marriage.
"Mass. Court Backs Gay Marriage on Ballot
By DENISE LAVOIE
AP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) -- The same court that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage ruled Monday that a proposed constitutional amendment to ban future same-sex marriages can be placed on the ballot, if approved by the Legislature.
The ruling was the result of a lawsuit brought by gay-rights supporters who argued that Attorney General Tom Reilly was wrong to approve the question, saying that the state constitution bars any citizen-initiated amendment that seeks to reverse a judicial ruling.
n a unanimous decision, the Supreme Judicial Court said the constitution does not bar citizen initiatives from making prospective changes to the constitution, even if that effectively overrules the effect of a prior court decision, because that change would not be a reversal. "