The first paragraph I included from the AP story mentioned it, which is why I included it.
"a proposed constitutional amendment to ban future same-sex marriages can be placed on the ballot, if approved by the Legislature"
It's true, that Jeff included this in the AP quote. It didn't appear he understood that piece because this was his summation of the situation.
Gee, if Massachusetts can have a vote, why can't Minnesota vote? Oh yeah, because my district sent Don Betzold to the Senate. Go Pam Wolf!
Actually in both Minnesota, and Massachusettes the legislature needs to give approval before things go to the ballot. In both cases, the amendments were bottled up.