“Charles O. Cipollini repeatedly pressed Gov. Deval Patrick’s latest state Supreme Judicial Court nominee, Barbara Lenk, with questions about same-sex marriage during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing.
Lenk, if confirmed, would be the court’s first openly gay justice in its history.
Cipollini, a Fall River Republican whose District 1 stretches from the Rhode Island border to the tip of Cape Cod, has billed himself as a “traditional family values” councilor. He has indicated he thinks marriage should be between a man and a woman.
In the Supreme Judicial Court confirmation hearing for Fernande D.V. Duffly earlier this year, he appeared to conflate same-sex marriage with polygamy and communal living.
Wednesday he said “I am tired of attempts by the court to redefine common words … especially those that we hold dear, like marriage.”
“Will the definition of spaghetti be next?”
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