ADF Sues to Neutralize Weapons of "Mass" Obstruction

13 12 2006

Filed under: ADF, Massachusetts, Homosexual Marriage, Politics

In an aggressive effort to move the Massachusetts marriage debate, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) announced today that its lawyers have filed a federal suit against the state legislature for shirking its duty to vote on a petition to protect marriage.

In an aggressive effort to move the Massachusetts marriage debate, the Alliance Defense Fund announced today that its lawyers have filed a federal suit against the state legislature for shirking its duty to vote on a petition to protect marriage.

The suit holds 109 lawmakers financially liable for voting to adjourn a special session without taking action on an initiative that would amend the constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Pro-family groups have argued that the decision to recess on November 9 was a slap in the face of over 170,000 voters and the state’s constitution, which specifies that lawmakers must vote on citizen petitions. “Elected officials should be held accountable when they deliberately violate the law,” ADF Senior Counsel Glen Lavy says. “Some members of the legislature have even admitted publicly that they are deliberately violating their constitutional duty. This… must be stopped.”

Liberal critics say these “rights” should not be the subject of a majority vote.

And we can understand why. The public has strongly approved proposals banning same-sex unions. The Massachusetts legislators’ attempt to kill the proposal and close out the year in hiding is just another sign of their complicity with the liberal agenda endorsed by the Bay states courts.

If Americans must litigate against their lawmakers to force them to do their job, so be it. I know that ADF is up to the task of defending what is right.

Tick, tock. It’s just a matter of time until a vote is forced. Be men about it and vote according to what the voters who put you there want you to, not so you can keep a grip on power.

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