Marriage Debate Continues in Mass.
Today in Massachusetts, House and Senate lawmakers are meeting in a joint “constitutional convention” to debate, among several other things, a ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Earlier this week, the same court that legalized marriage equality in Massachusetts ruled that if approved by legislature, the ban could be placed before voters in 2008.
If today the measure gets just 50 votes—which would be one quarter of the 200 lawmakers—it will move to next year’s legislative session. There, it will need another 50 votes in order to make it to the ballot.
UPDATE: As the commenter, soxfan said, lawmakers didn't get to the issue. The joint legislative session voted to recess until two days after Election Day.