Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey endorsed a proposed gay-marriage ban esterday, but said the state Republican Party should not change its platform to call for a ban because Republicans are split on the issue.She was quick to point out that the some of the Democrats were for the amendment too. However, the article also points out that the state Democratic Party has voted to endorse gay marriage in its platform.
In the "I want my cake and eat it too department" the Massachusetts Republican Party is helping the anti-gay amendment by getting signatures BUT they chose not to ask their own committee members (unlike the Democrats) to decide whether or not they should get involved. So they want to "Let the People Vote" except when it might turn against them:
''The people have the right to a vote, but the state committee doesn't have a right to vote?" said Tom Lang, the director of KnowThy Neighbor.org, which supports gay marriage and has posted the names of petition signers on its website.Of course everyone knows that the Republican party of Massachusetts is just a whore for voters. They are only helping to collect signatures so they can get their greedy little hands on the voter lists. I guess their trouncing in last year's election for the Massachusetts legislature is forgotten since most if not all of the new legislators support marriage equality.
Still, Healy supports adoption by gay couples. She just doesn't want them or their families to have the same rights as other couples, she wants to give us "special rights" i.e., civil unions. We don't want "special rights" we want EQUAL RIGHTS.