THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Vote on gay marriage is due but can't be forced, SJC says

Next step is up to Legislature

After the ruling, Lee Swislow, executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, told reporters she hopes legislators will keep the same-sex marriage amendment off the ballot. After the ruling, Lee Swislow, executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, told reporters she hopes legislators will keep the same-sex marriage amendment off the ballot. (JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)
By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / December 28, 2006

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

The Supreme Judicial Court said yesterday that while state lawmakers have a constitutional duty to vote on a ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage, the justices could not order the Legislature to vote. (Full article: 949 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass

Connect with Boston.com

Twitter Follow us on @BostonUpdate, other Twitter accounts