The Massachusetts Family Institute delivered more than 170,000 signatures to the secretary of state today in an effort to amend the Massachusetts Constitution to bar marriage equality for Gay couples, according to the Associated Press. They only need 65,825 certified signatures to qualify for the ballot. Massachusetts is the only state that allows same-sex couples to marry.
Fifty members of the 200-seat Legislature would have to vote for it in two successive legislative sessions before it can go on the 2008 ballot. A similar constitutional amendment had won approval in the Legislature but failed in a second round of voting earlier this year.