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June 24, 2006
Massachusetts Hearing Set to Determine Whether Rhode Island Bans Same-Sex Marriage
A hearing will be held in Suffolk Superior court in Boston next Monday to decide whether that state bans same-sex marriages where the couple seeking to be married are from the state of Rhode Island. The hearing is the result of a decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in March that held that Massachusetts could ban gay couples from outside the state from marrying if gay marriage was illegal in the applicants home states. In its decision, the court made it clear that Conecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont all ban gays from marrying and persons from those state cannot marry in Massachusetts. However, it was not clear that gay marriage is banned in Rhode Island. Source. Dan Ring, masslive.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited June 24, 2006, reo).
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