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Gay Marriage Ballot One Step Closer

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In Massachusetts, the same court that approved gay marriage has ruled to advance a petition that seeks to ban it. The Supreme Judicial Court yesterday decided unanimously that Attorney General Tom Reilly was correct in certifying a ballot initiative that defines marriage as between "one man and one woman." The court's ruling yesterday now paves the way for the initiative petition to go before lawmakers, who are slated to start their Constitutional Convention tomorrow afternoon.

This program aired on July 11, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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