Thursday, June 14, 2007


The Massachusetts Legislature defeated the anti-gay marriage amendment today by a vote of 45 to 151. This was the state's seventeenth Constitutional Convention regarding gay marriage.

It is finally over.

Hundreds of people cheered and protested outside the State House today for hours before the vote. When the vote was taken, gay marriage supporters rejoiced by cheering, clapping, singing, crying, and hugging each other.

It has been a long fight. Along the way we lost a few battles, but today, we won the war.

Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to make this victory possible. Every phone call, letter, email, and visit to the State House was needed to win this fight.

You did it!

I will be posting pictures and videos from inside and outside the Constitutional Convention, including a video of the crowd erupting the moment the vote was announced.

UPDATE: The video below is of the Religious Coalition for the Freedom Marry marching from the interfaith service at 7:30 in the morning, across Boston Common, and across Beacon Street to join pro-equality demonstrators in front of the State House.


At 9:33 PM, Blogger eeka said...


At 10:44 PM, Blogger Marianne said...


It was great to see you tonight Chris!

At 11:27 PM, Blogger Ryan Adams said...

Chris, I'm so glad you posted that video. I was near tears when they came! I'm not even being sarcastic. It was so beautiful and completely inspiring.

At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the inspiration, even long-distance!

At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Courting Equality said...

Chris, Just heard about your video of our celebration in Gardner Auditorium on June 14th. It was inspiring to be there and totally moving to relive it on Take Mass Action. Thanks for preserving this piece of history. Courting Equality.


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