Right Sees “No Democracy” in Massachusetts’ Elected Legislature

As California prepares to vote in November on whether to keep same-sex marriage, the Massachusetts legislature is reconsidering the Jim Crow-era law restricting out-of-state gay couples from marrying if their home state prohibits it. Repeal of the 1913 law passed the state Senate Tuesday with no objections. And the far Right is furious.

Brian Camenker of MassResistance called yesterday’s voice vote “cowardly” and “sleazy,”  claiming that gays had taken over the state:

[Camenker] watched his state senate in action and described it as “completely orchestrated” by homosexual activists.

“It was horrible,” he said. “It was as if the gays were playing them like a violin.”

The voice vote, “was just a sort of murmur and that was it,” he said.

“I’ll tell you there’s no more democracy in Massachusetts, no constitutional government. They were completely being run by the homosexual lobby,” he said.

Camenker warned that repeal of the restriction would “cause havoc” for other states, and Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality called it “a recipe for chaos.”

“Obviously, what the homosexuals are trying to do is to create a tidal wave for homosexual…marriage, build up a number of states [that] are allowing either civil unions or homosexual…marriage, and then have a favorable case before the Supreme Court, which grants this nationally,” explains the pro-family activist, noting that only a Defense of Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution could prevent the court from doing that.