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December 14, 2017
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MA Gov. Wants to Avoid a Poltical Circus
(2007-05-10)
(Globe Staff Photo / Dina Rudick)
(wfcr) - Governor Patrick is warning that Massachusetts will be crippled by a ``political circus'' if a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage makes it to the state ballot. Before it can reach the 2008 ballot, the proposed amendment needs the backing of 50 lawmakers in two successive sittings of the legislature. It won approval in the previous legislature in January, on the final day of its session. Governor Patrick says he's actively lobbying legislators who are opposed to same-sex marriage to switch their votes. Lawmakers Wednesday postponed a vote until June 14th at the earliest.

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