October 10, 2008

Hamzy laments gay marriage ruling

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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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's right Bill, one man and one woman is a marriage. That's just one of the reasons why you're my favorite! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

How do we get a convention?

Anonymous said...

You Phony backslapper !!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a phony, I mean it!

Give 'em Hell Hamzy! said...

This shows how out of control and ultra liberal our courts have become.

Thank god for the GOP and President Bush for appointing such great conservatives like Sam Alito and John Roberts to the US Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

What's so bad about a little pat on the back? Everyone needs one now and then, especially those who work hard and deserve them. Encouragement is good. There's too much negativity around.

Anonymous said...

7:49 - you thank god for George Bush and the mess that he has created for the world, let alone the United States because the majority of us Americans believe that he is absolutely nothing less than a self-serving egotistical maniac who has no control over taking care of himself and his wealthy friends. The guy is a jerk and so are people who believe his crap, such as you.

Anonymous said...

I guess I am one of those jerks, b/c I still support our president.

Anonymous said...

October 11, 2008 8:58 AM:

You are nothing but a foul-mouthed loser. What exactly do you have a problem with in regards to Roberts and Alito? Don't bother answering if all you'll do is spew your mind-less rhetorical garbage (if you can comprehend what that means).

Anonymous said...

Convention!

Convention!

Convention!

Anonymous said...

8:58
"egotistical maniac," "jerk," "no control"? You're confused...that president was Clinton.

I am going to talk with Bill and see how we get a convention. I hope Tom, Frank, and all the rest will get on board and not let political party crap get in the way.

Anonymous said...

republican alter-egos - republican verbal trash - they both belong in the same bucket of useless and senseless garbage.

Anonymous said...

8:58 George Bush created a mess for the world, huh? He did not fly those planes into the twin towers. He did not maim and kill innocent civilians in underground torture chambers. He does not put on a mask and hack people's heads off. He's just dealing with all of it, for all of us, whether we're grateful or whether we put our heads in the sand and criticize him. At least he is doing the job and not molesting a young intern under the desk while terrorists are putting their murderous plans into action.

Anonymous said...

right 8:58 He didn't do all those things , but he did mange to send all our kids to be killed !

Anonymous said...

George W. is a mess and for anyone to stand up and defend him shows complete disregard for your own family, friends and the future of this country - the only reason that we are in this shape is because of HIS actions, not anything that happened before or by anyone else. He had 8 years to at least instill a sense of confidence and country into/for the American people and all that he did was BASTARDIZE his position because of his lack of leadership and self-serving actions.
You feel sorry for him, I feel sorry for the rest of us. Thank goodness he only has 99 days left in office....

Anonymous said...

President George Bush is a clean-cut,conservatively well-dressed man. What's this "mess" business?

No one's being drafted. Those who serve do so willingly, and most Americans are very grateful for that.

Our President stated when we went into Iraq that this would take time and Americans would need patience. He was right. Unfortunately, patience is scarce in this instant gratification society.

In other cultures, particularly among those who hate and would hurt us, there is an abundance of patience. They have been waiting while our resolve weakens and time makes us forget what it's like to be attacked on our own soil. Who do you think they want to win this election?

Anonymous said...

Convention!

Anonymous said...

Kissy , kissy , Wink, Wink republicans love you Bill

Anonymous said...

You're right, 1:57, Republicans do love Bill. Democrats love Bill, too. (Most respected legislator of the other party...)

Anonymous said...

Yep John Rowlands paper says so LMAO.

Anonymous said...

What's so bad about a little pat on the back? Everyone needs one now and then, especially those who work hard and deserve them. Encouragement is good. There's too much negativity around.

October 10, 2008 7:52 PM

Practice what you preach you phony .

Anonymous said...

4:56 You're right why don't you try it sometime? And can you stop your negativity ? I doubt it !

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, Bill!

Anonymous said...

Republicans on here are wierd !! Kissy, Kissy wink, wink ;0) They love you "do nothing" Bill !!!

Anonymous said...

Go, Bill!

Anonymous said...

Bill is right. We can change the state's position on gay marriage by a constitutional convention. Vote yes on the ballot question!