How this could happen? Same way it does in the corrupted Massachusetts legislature. Most legislators don't have the moral fiber to stand up to the temptations of power and prestige, committee appointments, fancy trips, and of course the extra money they somehow get as one of the in-crowd. The other device: push the bill through fast, shutting down normal debate. (Sound familiar?)My take, the legislators DO have the moral fiber to stand up to bigots like Ms. Massresistance and Article 8. Additionally, she makes no sense (not too much of a surprise), if someone has "power and prestige" then they can do whatever they like regardless of what pressure is put on them.
Lastly, I take note of her last sentence: "push the bill through fast, shutting down normal debate" If I recall, this was anything BUT pushed through fast. Mass Marrier has been following all the news up north which has been going on for a number of years. Likewise, Massachusetts' process takes a number of years. States like Kansas, Louisiana, and Nevada, (more here) have anti-gay constitutional amendments that were pushed through incredibly fast, so fast that debate WAS limited or nonexistent. I guess Ms. Massreistance likes her civil rights slow and her bigotry fast.