Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Massachusetts Law Denying Gay Couples From Outside State to Marry Challenged

Eight gay couples from states outside Massachusetts, all of whom were denied marriage licenses when they applied for them in that state, are challenging the 1913 state law used to justify rejection of their marriage application. Massachusetts is the only state in the United States that recognizes that same-sex couples may marry and receive the same legal recognition as heterosexual couples.  The Massachusetts Supreme Court has waived a self-imposed deadline for ruling on the question.  Source:  WLBZ-TV, wlbz2.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited February 15, 2006, reo).

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