Did Boston Globe reporter tip off gay lobby to MassResistance plans for Referendum Petition to stop "1913 Law" repeal?
The day after our conversation with reporter, the Mass. House and Senate quickly passed new versions of "1913 Law repeal" - to make it harder for Referendum petition to stop it.
August 1, 2008
On Tuesday afternoon, July 29, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to repeal the "1913 Law". This law had prohibited out-of-state homosexual couples to get "married" in Massachusetts, and then going back to their home states as a "married" couple, and causing legal havoc. Repealing this law was a huge goal of the homosexual movement, and the Massachusetts political leadership was proud to help them do it.
The Legislature passes it a second time!
But we were unaware that about an hour before that email went out the Legislature acted to stop us. In an incredible move, on Wednesday afternoon, July 31, the House and Senate both quickly re-passed the bill again - this time with special "emergency act" language to thwart the referendum process. (And of course, none of the Boston media mentioned this "double vote" in their reports.)
Did a Boston Globe reporter tell the gay lobby of our plans?
MassResistance was in the State House on Tuesday as the House was debating and voting on the bill. During the day the idea of a Referendum Petition came up. Right after the vote took place, a Boston Globe reporter, Eric Moskowitz, was interviewing us. We mentioned the idea to him. But we told no one else.
Frankly, in those insane last two days of the 2008 session -- which ended Thursday -- with hundreds of bills being jammed through, it truly didn't occur to us that the Legislature would, or could, do something like that. Unfortunately, we forgot that this is Massachusetts.
What a terrible, dishonest way to run our government!