Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Urge Mass Lawmakers to Repeal Discriminatory 1913 Marriage Law

UPDATE: Victory! The House of Representatives has voted 118-35, with five members not voting to repeal the 1913 law. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will sign the bill into law, effectively opening Massachusetts to out of state same-sex couples to be eligible to marry.

Last week the Massachusetts Senate repealed a discriminatory 1913 law that barred out of state same-sex couples from marrying within the border of Massachusetts.

In order for the repeal to take effect the House of Representatives must follow the action of the Senate and vote for its repeal. Should this law be repealed it would open up the way for same-sex couples from other states to legally marry in Massachusetts.

Please copy and paste the emails below and urge representatives to repeal the "1913 law" that bans marriage in MA if the marriage would be considered invalid in another state.


CrackerLilo said...


I totally missed this! Can't believe it!

Guess L'Ailee and I will be going back and having a do-over.

Queers United said...

cracker - you def should because you can marry in Mass and it will be legally recognized in New York now.

Queers United said...

Governor Deval Patrick will be signing this bill into law later on today, Thursday, July 31, at 12 noon at the Grand Staircase in the State House.

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