Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mass. Comes Closer to Allowing Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts House voted 119-36 to pass S.800, which repeals the 1913 law forbidding out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying here. The measure had been approved by the state Senate earlier this month, and Governor Patrick is expected to sign it this week. Because the House approved an emergency preamble to the measure, the change will take effect as soon as the Governor signs the bill.