Saturday, August 12, 2006

Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly changes...

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Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly changes his mind on gay marriage

reillly Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly, gearing up for a run for governor, won the praise of gay activists and scorn of Republicans with new comments regarding his past opposition to gay marriage, surprisingly coming out as opposed to a constitutional amendment to outlaw it. “Everything changed on May 17th when gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts,'’ Reilly said. “Once rights are given, they should never be taken away. … The sky didn’t fall in’” and “my marriage certainly hasn’t been impacted.'’ In essence, he pretty much took a 180 degree turn in our favor. That’s not stopping the stat’s Supreme Judicial Court from hearing oral arguments, a year later, on C.J. Doyle’s petition. The executive director of the Catholic Action League’s case will likely have zero effect on the historic ruling though. “The Doyle case represents perhaps the final loose end that requires clean-up in the aftermath of the desperate efforts to undermine the Goodridge decision,'’ said Gary Buseck, legal director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.     
[Date: 14-Feb-05 ]

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