Bigots defeated

Opponents of same-sex marriage failed in their attempt to pass a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. A joint session of the Legislature swiftly defeated the propsal — without debate — by a vote of 45 to 151, eliminating any chance of getting it on the ballot in November 2008.

It’s a done deal, folks. They couldn’t even muster 25% of the Legislature behind them. The more folks who live with same-sex marriages around them as a regular thing, the more the opposition wilts.

As to the pernicious effect that “gay marriage” is having on “traditional marriage” — well, lessee:

The state with the lowest divorce rate in the nation is Massachusetts. At latest count it had a divorce rate of 2.4 per 1,000 population, according to data supplied by the US Census Bureau.

Oddly enough, the states with the highest divorce rates are in the Bible Belt — the divorce rates in these conservative states are roughly 50 percent above the national average of 4.2 per thousand people.

Makes ya think. (Of course, if conservative Christians were big on thinking, we wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place, now would we….)