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07/15/2008

VOTE: Mass Senate pulls plug on nonagenarian law

by Jeremy Hooper

Nunst033Holy shit. This wonderful update just came off the wire:

"The Massachusetts Senate has voted to repeal a 1913 law used to bar out-of-state gay couples from marrying here."
Senate Votes To Let Out-Of-State Gays Marry [Boston Channel]

The House is expected to do the same later this week, at which point the repeal will head to the desk of Gov. Deval Patrick, who has already announced his excitement about signing it. And then for gays nationwide, the debate immediately turns to: Say "I do" in a Napa Vineyard or on Martha's Vineyard?

Good times are a'happening, gays!

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Your thoughts

ooooh, when will this law take effect? we'll be honeymooning in P-town after our non-legal wedding here in PA on Aug9th.......we could just stop by the courthouse there......

Posted by: keltic | Jul 15, 2008 3:29:13 PM

Hurray!

Posted by: Claire | Jul 15, 2008 4:00:30 PM

Congratulations Keltic!
coincidentally Aug 9th is my b-day.

Posted by: Kree | Jul 15, 2008 4:05:49 PM

Don't forget that MA has a three-day "cooling off" period between the license and the ceremony unless you get waiver from a judge (routinely granted, but if you are in Provincetown you have to go all the way to Orleans, and make an appointment, to get it.) My husband and I were forced...forced! to go to Provincetown twice just to get married, once for the license and once for the ceremony. And then we had to go back again for Carnival, and Bear Week, and New Year's Eve. It was so unfair. My liver is still in a cast.

Posted by: Sykler | Jul 15, 2008 4:12:27 PM

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