Department of Public Health Cook v. Department of Public Health that there is no rational basis under the law to deny a marriage license to same-sex couples. And the rest, as they say, truly is history. Their goal is to strike down the marriage restrictions in every state. It failed on a vote of on September 14, after many moderate legislators who had initially supported it refused to and most legislators opposed to same-sex marriage abandoned its compromise language. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Senate inMitt Romney said:
More than 70, same-sex couples have married in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center.
Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts
Archived from the original on November 30, Groups That Actively Worked on Marriage MassEquality was a coalition of local and national organizations defending equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Massachusetts. Governor Mitt Romney said he disagreed with the SJC's decision, but "We obviously have to follow the law as provided by the Supreme Judicial Court, even if we don't agree with it". Historians and legal scholars believe it originated in an upsurge of anti-miscegenation sentiment associated with the notoriety of champion boxer Jack Johnson's marriages to white women. May 18, January 10, Archived from the original on September 19,
Archived from the original on June 2, Archived from the original on September 22, Archived from the original on August 10, Archived from the original on September 5, Archived from the original on October 5,