TITLE

Massachusetts Court Rules for Same-Sex Marriages

AUTHOR(S)
Wright, Ellen
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Lesbian News;Dec2003, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
On November 18, 2003, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that lesbian and gay couples can no longer be excluded from obtaining civil marriages in Massachusetts. This decision follows a nearly identical ruling by a Canadian appellate court under the Canadian Constitution on June 10, 2003. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's ruling is based on the due process and equality provisions of the state constitution. According to Gary Buseck, executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, the ruling is going to make couples who can marry legally very secure.
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