Possible Constitutional Protection for Same-Sex Marriage

Efforts continue to stop a proposed constitutional amendment in Massachusetts that would ban gay marriage , the week after a constitutional convention moved the measure one step closer to the 2008 state ballot. Several state lawmakers are filing legislation that they say would add constitutional protection for civil rights– of which they say marriage is one.

Same Sex Marriage back on the Massachusetts Front Burner

In the most serious challenge yet to the state’s historic ruling legalizing gay marriage, today the Massachusetts legislature is expected to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. If only 50 legislators vote for the amendment, it could be on the ballot during the 2008 elections. Supporters of the question got a boost this week from an unlikely ally — the Supreme Judicial Court, the same court that handed down the historic ruling.