The Massachusetts legislature was being asked (again) to offer a constitutional ban on gay marriage for a vote by the general public.
The word came down The Hill from the State House this afternoon that the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has failed, by a larger margin than the last attempt.
For those who like links, see Suffolk's informative links page here for cites to the decision and lots more. The image of the swans was inspired by the surprise several years ago, that the celebrated pair of mated swans at Boston's Public Gardens, named Romeo and Juliet, in fact turn out to be Juliet and Juliet. Despite the fact that they have nested and laid eggs for the past two years, the eggs have not hatched. Experts revealed in the Boston Globe that they believe the pair are both female. I guess our Supreme Judicial Court knew what they were doing in their decision, Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health, 798 N.E.2d 941 (Mass. 2003).