Saturday, December 31, 2005

Merry Marriage in Massachusetts

Barney Frank hard at work while talking to aspiring politician Mike Evans. Photo courtesy Washington Blade.

Massachusetts could face an "angry, divisive" fight if a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage reaches the 2008 state ballot, Rep. Barney Frank says.

Do you think Barney has a vested interest in a particular side of this issue?

"Basically, they're the disturbers of the civic peace," he said. "We now have social peace in Massachusetts. They're the ones who want to stir it up ... This is a non-issue in Massachusetts."

Frank seems to feel the civic peace is imperiled by exercising the right to petition for the right to vote on an issue. Of course, if it were some group of flaming queens demonstrating for the right to fornicate in public Barney would probably see that as promoting social justice.

Will someone please slip him a poisoned gerbil at the New Year's party?

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