Repeal of 1913 law in Mass. would be boon for marriage rights

07/11/2008 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

The prospects are uncertain for the final passage of a bill to repeal a 1913 Massachusetts law that prohibits marrying out-of-state couples if their unions would not be recognized in their home states. The measure, which is scheduled to be voted on next week, is backed by House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and Senate President Therese Murray, and would be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick, but faces strong opposition from some anti-marriage-rights lawmakers.

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