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Romney asks Massachusetts high court to force vote on gay marriage

BY DAVID WEBER, Associated Press

BOSTON --Gov. Mitt Romney asked Massachusetts' highest court Friday to force a proposed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment onto the state's 2008 ballot if the Legislature fails to vote on it.

The Republican Romney and 10 other petitioners filed their complaint with the Supreme Judicial Court -- the same court that ruled 4-3 in 2003 that the state could no longer deny marriage licenses to gay couples.

The governor, a vocal opponent of gay marriage and a possible presidential candidate in 2008, was incensed after the Legislature recessed a constitutional convention on Nov. 9 without taking a vote on the amendment. The move was widely seen as a way to kill the measure.

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