Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mitt Romney To Take Part In Rally Aimed At Forcing Gay Marriage Vote

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will appear at a rally on the steps of the Statehouse Sunday to demand that lawmakers vote on a ballot question that would end gay marriage in Massachusetts.

The Legislature last week again refused to take up the question during their constitutional convention. Instead, they voted to recess until January second, a move gay marriage supporters say all but kills the measure because a vote then is unlikely.

Romney opposes gay marriage and has called on the Legislature to vote on the question several times, but has been ignored.

More than 170,000 people signed a petition in support of the ballot question, which would define marriage as only between a man and a woman.

Supporters of the question say the state Constitution requires lawmakers to take a vote.

Lawmakers who support same-sex unions say there's no such mandate.

Copied from WCSH-TV

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