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We thought we’d put together an informal poll of what electeds who are up for re-election and candidates for the top state-wide and Congressional offices did to celebrate the 10th anniversary of gay marriage.
It was announced today that for his 8th time marching in the Boston Pride Parade, Governor Deval Patrick will be parades Grand Marshall. Patrick is a natural choice for the honor.
As statewide LGBT organizations go, it’s hard to match MassEquality’s storied reputation. Marriage equality in Massachusetts was born of the judiciary ten years ago this month, but in its infancy, MassEquality reared it in a toxic anti-equality national political environment amid efforts at home to amend our state constitution to deny lesbian and gay folks the right to marry.
MassEquality spearheaded an effective grassroots campaign apparatus aimed at protecting elected officials and candidates who stood with us and defeating those who did not. The political air cover MassEquality and other LGBT groups provided allowed pro-equality lawmakers to stand up to the conservative coalition bent on stuffing out the early flames of marriage equality.
On May 17, 2004, history was made. Massachusetts became the first state in the country to honor legal same-sex marriages. And when one considers the ripple effect that had—catalyzing greater acceptance that permeated everything from pop culture to politics—it is no exaggeration to say that for gay men and women, America changed forever.
And it happened because of “Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health,” the landmark court case argued by GLAD’s Mary Bonauto. Together, seven couples shared their lives with the world in the hopes that they might change it. And a decade later, we revisited each of them to reflect on the case, its impact, how it changed their lives.
With a new leadership team of 20-somethings, the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth is breathing new life When Julian Cyr was in high school, he nearly joined the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth, a state agency that advocates for vital […]