Thursday, March 11, 2004


MA - "compromise" amendment passed 129-69. Apparently it has to go through a Third Reading before it is officially passed. Then it has to go to the back burner until the next session in 2006 before being available for popular ballot in fall 2006 at the earliest. There is speculation that some opponents of the amendment voted for it in this round only to shelve other more virulent proposals, and are planning on withdrawing support at the Third Reading later this session.

CA - The California Supreme Court has halted issuance of marriage licenses to gay couples in San Francisco, in advance of hearing the case in session in May or June. No statements regarding the legality were made.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 5:51 PM