Marry in Massachusetts

TaglineLawdy, look at the laws! As a colony, Massachusetts was alone in forbidding clergy from performing marriages. A wedding was a civil contract. The governor can let any adult perform a wedding even today. And then, there's the gay-marriage thing...
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Bye Bye Blog

That sound is the slamming of the bloggy door. Yesterday's SCOTUS decision pronouncing marriage equality as the Constitutional law of the land makes this blog unnecessary. Yes, yes, the nasties and an

06/27/2015 01:59:00 PM

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SCOTUS logic and lunacy on same-sex marriage

You won't believe what the SCOTUS justices wrote...alas, maybe you will. The 100-plus page majority and triple dissent decision clearly and cleanly illustrates the bifurcation of the Supreme Court int

06/26/2015 06:57:00 PM

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SCOTUS finds SSM right

Cue the songs of praise...and relief, as the SCOTUS rules five-to-four that same-sex marriage is a right. (Good immediate and obviously prepared NYT coverage here. and some analysis at Yahoo news here

06/26/2015 07:22:00 AM

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Irish Gay Marriages by Fall

We can forgive a short pun period following the Irish plebiscite putting marriage equality in the constitution. I've heard the likes of sods on the auld sod. I do not hear anti-gay meanness, just spil

05/25/2015 06:10:00 AM

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Ireland's Newest Beacon

Less than a year ago, we headed to Ireland for two weeks, arriving on the Dublin leg coincidentally on Pride Day. While most of the marchers and those at the Pride concerts were young, it's no exagger

05/23/2015 03:33:00 PM

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