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Tue May 4 2004
Same-Sex Couples in Mass. Apply, Get Married
Legal Same-Sex Marriages Performed in MA
5/21/2004: This week, Massachusetts Senate today voted to repeal the law that made it illegal for out-of-state residents to marry in that state. However, even if it passes the Senate, it would not be signed by Governor Romney. The state Attorney General has sided with the Governor and has said that any marriages performed for same-sex couples from out of state would be voided.
5/17/2004: City and town clerks in Massachusetts
began to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. Annie Goodridge and Hillary Goodridge, amongst other couples, went to court to request waivers of the three-day waiting period, and they were married. Legal battles all the way up to the Supreme Court had failed to stop the licenses from being issued; Governor Mitt Romney had said that clerks will not be allowed to issue licenses to gay couples who are from out-of-state. Licenses are being issued to out-of-state couples in three cities, including Provincetown. As early as 2006, voters may be able to vote to ban gay marriage in Massachusetts.

How Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal in Massachusetts | Religious Tolerance Same-Sex Marriage Page | NGLTF Marriage Center | Freedom to Marry Coalition of Massachusetts | Mass Equality | Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders‘ Info on how to get a license.

Nationwide same-sex marriage activism: May 17th was a day of Equal Marriage Rights for All: End Discrimation, Bigotry, & Racism actions. In San Francisco, people gathered at Powell and Market and marched to a rally at City Hall. Photos | Audio
June 7th will be a National Anti Federal Marriage Amendment Meetup Day
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