Marriage of Two Minds
Gay nups may have become inevitable, but for now it's a world of pain
by Kristen Lombardi
If you're gay and looking to marry, the news might seem all white lace and promises. Last week, Massachusetts lawmakers bucked an attempt to halt gay marriages. On September 14 they trounced, by a vote of 157 to 39, a proposed constitutional amendment that would have eliminated the same-sex nuptials made legal two years ago, and replaced them with civil unions. The final count marked a dramatic shift; 105 of these lawmakers had supported the same amendment last year.