Reaction to the gay marriage vote
The Boston Globe
A proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was swiftly defeated Thursday by a joint session of the Legislature by a vote of 151 to 45, eliminating any chance of getting it on the ballot in November 2008. At left, gay marriage advocate Arline Isaacson wept as she hugged Norma Shapiro of the American Civil Liberties Union after learning the results of the vote outside the House chamber.
A proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was swiftly defeated Thursday by a joint session of the Legislature by a vote of 151 to 45, eliminating any chance of getting it on the ballot in November 2008.

At left, gay marriage advocate Arline Isaacson wept as she hugged Norma Shapiro of the American Civil Liberties Union after learning the results of the vote outside the House chamber.
(Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)