If the veto holds - we'll see - it will be the second time that a state legislature has voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality only to be vetoed by a GOP governor. A reader writes:
The senate judiciary committee heard testimony that the bill will create 700+ jobs and add about $31 million in consumer spending. Besides those obvious economic gains, it makes sense to provide for your citizens in times of crisis by bringing them closer to full equality in terms of taxes and benefits. It's pure politics under false pretenses. He didn't come out early enough against it to stop the week-long judiciary committee from spending their time, nor did he make his position clear before the senate's voice vote, nor before the past three days of debate in the house. If he vetoes their supermajorities, he's just going to send the bill back and make them vote again on his veto. Now who's distracting and detracting from the economic stability of the state?
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