Newly-elected Senate President Therese Murray says she will not block lawmakers from voting on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
However, Murray also says she will work with gay marriage advocates to convince fellow lawmakers to vote against the plan.
Last year, Murray voted to use parliamentary maneuvers to block the vote on the ban.
If the amendment receives at least 25% support in the current legislative session, it will go before voters in 2008.
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