A: The judiciary, the judiciary, and least we forget; the judiciary.
BOSTON – The Massachusetts’s high court ruled Tuesday that only full, equal marriage rights for gay couples – rather than civil unions – would meet the edict of its November decision, erasing any doubts that the nation’s first same-sex marriages would take place in the state beginning in mid-May.
The court issued the opinion in response to a request from the state Senate about whether Vermont-style civil unions, which conveyed the benefits – but not the title of marriage – would meet constitutional muster.
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Q: What is the difference between a judge and a dictator.
A: None, there both in there for life and if you don’t like what they order then too bad.
The only good thing about this decision is that it takes away the semantic gymnastics of pretending that gay unions and gay marriages don’t equal exactly the same result. Those that played the support of gay unions but not gay marriage game will have to get off the semantic fence. So by the judges forcing the issue they might actually make it easier to get the required amount of legislators to change the constitution. Possibly hopeful prediction, but I am a pundit and not a prophet.