BOSTON - JANUARY 2:  Proponents of same-sex marriage display signs outside the State House January 2, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. A special joint session of the Legislature is meeting today to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage. The yes or no decision will determine whether the issue of gay marriage will appear on a ballot and be decided by a vote of the people in 2008.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)