Regarding the March 11 letter, “Legislators spoke for the majority”: The letter writer suggested our legislators voted for the passage of the same-sex marriage bill were indeed listening to their constituents. I, for one, am not so sure that was the case.
Our governor was finally convinced of her decision based upon a discussion with her daughter. I don’t believe that completely engulfs her constituents. My own senator based his decision on his armed service experience with gays. I don’t know if they were his constituents, but I kind of doubt it.
Both of these instances are indeed admirable. I believe that it is quite possible that other legislators voted based upon their own beliefs also. The outcome will be decided if and when there is a referendum in November to decide the issue and then we will see what group is in the minority.