(AP) Massachusetts lawmakers threw out a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday that would have let voters decide whether to ban gay marriage in the only state that allows it. The vote was a devastating blow to efforts to reverse a historic 2003 court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The ban needed 50 votes in consecutive sessions of the 200-seat Legislature to secure a place on the 2008 statewide ballot. At the end of the last session in January it passed with 62 votes, but this time it garnered just 45.
To be honest, since I was working and traveling most of this week, I didn’t even read the paper yesterday. But after I got home and was decompressing, Denton read me this article and pointed out the angle the AP had taken on the story.
It wasn’t a ‘stunning victory for…’ but a ‘defeating blow to…’
Aren’t these the true gauges of where we rate on the acceptance meter? The little nuances that creep into everyday culture that are just as subversive as things a James Dobson and the likes blatantly puts out there.
At best, you just know there had to be a way to write that story that could have been a little more neutral. But for those complaining about the “liberal media”, instead of just stating that x amount of stories on gay marriage are out there – they might want to actually read between the lines.