Massachusetts Legislators: Masters of the Obvious
Gay marriage ban expected to fail:
Less than two years after the Supreme Judicial Court legalized gay marriage, backers of the ruling say they have built a majority in the Massachusetts Legislature sufficient to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex matrimony.
Lawmakers said the change in position developed as they found that the onset of same-sex marriages did little to alter the fabric of life in the Bay State.
Um, NO SHIT. It's great and all that some of them are finally coming around, but I still find the whole thing bizarre. Given that they are capable of being persuaded by evidence, you know they're not right-wing nutjobs (for whom no amount of logic, reason, or evidence will suffice). But...if you grant that these are reasonable people, as they seem to be, I don't get why they would need evidence in the first place, as it seems to be so ridiculously obvious that gay marriage isn't going to destroy society. Seriously, what is wrong with people?