State Rep. Bill Hamzy, a Plymouth Republican from the 78th District, said he believes an issue such as gay marriage should be dealt with by the legislature or by referendum.
“It goes to the heart of our social fabric,” Hamzy said.
He said that lawmakers have twice in recent years approved measures that show they believe in the traditional definition of marriage, when they backed same sex adoption and civil unions.
“It’s unfortunate that four judges overruled a majority of the legislature,” Hamzy said.
With the ruling, he said, there’s sure to be a push for passage of a ballot question about whether to hold a constitutional convention that could perhaps overturn the court’s decision.
“That issue will be a lot more prominent” in the weeks remaining before the Nov. 4 election, Hamzy said.
He said he supports holding a convention, which can take up whatever issues it wants, in part because he would like to see it adopt language that would strengthen the state spending cap.
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