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Massachusetts Gay Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage - 10 Years Later

Alan Shayne | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Alan Shayne

Ten years ago in May, 2004, Massachusetts had its first legal same-sex marriage. The ceremony was also the first of its kind to be held in the United States. My partner -- soon to be called my spouse -- and I were married a few months later.

10 Years of Marriage Equality

E. Denise Simmons | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
E. Denise Simmons

I am incredibly proud of the fact that Cambridge made the decision to issue marriage licenses in the first moments of May 17, 2004. The cheering crowds on the front lawn still echo through the years. In the decade since that incredible night, the spirit of tolerance and equality has been slowly, steadily sweeping over this nation.

Racial Divide in LGBTQ Communities Could Have Derailed Marriage Debate in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

To the surprise of white LGBTQ organizations, both the LGBTQ African-American community and the straight African-American community had much to say about the white queer political machine's appropriation of the language of the black civil rights movement, done without participation by people of color.

10 Years After Landmark Gay Marriage Ruling, The Gains Are Clear

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — In the decade since the highest court in Massachusetts issued its landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, 14 other states and th...

PHOTO: Happy Ninth Anniversary To Gay Marriage In The U.S.!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage nine years ago on Friday, after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that...

Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling them outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives.

Here Come the Grooms

Alan Shayne | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Alan Shayne

What an amazing journey Norman and I have had in our half-century together. It started at the end of the '50s when we were told that we were either deviants or criminals. It hasn't ended but at least we've lived to see, "Here come the grooms!"

Gay Marriage Law Faces Challenge

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- A legal battle over a law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples is headed to a federal appeals court in Massachusetts, the fir...

A Step Closer to Equality

Gov. Deval Patrick | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Gov. Deval Patrick

Tomorrow, NY will join Massachusetts as one of six states that recognize same-sex couples' right to marry, and our country comes a step closer to ensuring that every person is free to marry whomever they love.

Whinnygate Continues: Dousing the Forrest Fire

K.J. Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
K.J. Dwyer

Still no retraction from J.D. Hayworth, the Republican Senate candidate from Arizona who asserted in a radio interview fifteen days ago that the Massa...

The Whinnygate Plot Thickens: The Forrest Fire

K.J. Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
K.J. Dwyer

Well, here we are on Day 4 with no retraction from J.D. Hayworth, the Republican Senate candidate from Arizona who asserted in a radio interview four ...

Whinnygate

K.J. Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
K.J. Dwyer

It was noted by this reporter two days ago that Mr. Hayworth flew his prize winning filly, Whinny, to Martha's Vineyard in the hope of obtaining a marriage license.

The Would-Be Whinny Hayworth

K.J. Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
K.J. Dwyer

In an effort to triple down on his claim that a man could marry his horse in Massachusetts, J.D. Hayworth flew to Martha's Vineyard yesterday with his prize winning thoroughbred filly, Whinny.

Marriage Equality: Not Just For Today's Adults

Serena Yuan Volpp, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Serena Yuan Volpp, M.D.

Same-sex marriage laws will benefit not only adults in committed relationships today, but also kids who don't yet know what being gay, lesbian, or bisexual means.

Movie Review -- Saving Marriage

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Thus, it's not about the California campaign or the Connecticut decision. Rather, it's a documentary about the first state that legalized gay marriage - Massachusetts, five years ago.