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Same Sex Marriage Massachusetts

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.

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...