It was a cozy, festive affair, complete with some 20 guests and a large sushi spread where you might have expected the chips and salsa to be. Have you met the gays? Joshua looked delighted. And in a rare moment of repose, he sidled up to his taller, auburn-haired mate. Benjamin, sharply outfitted in green corduroys and an argyle sweater over a striped dress shirt, smiled.
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Deval Patrick, who lobbied state lawmakers to defeat the measure. Opponents of same-sex marriage fell five votes short of the 50 votes needed to put the issue before voters in In the halls of the statehouse, opponents of same-sex marriage said the matter would not be decided until it was put before a popular vote. The next chance that could happen is While opponents vow to continue their fight, their prospects are relatively bleak, with public opinion increasingly in support of gay unions.
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The order nullifies all pre-existing heterosexual marriages and lays the groundwork for the 2. Marshall said. Marshall added: "Since the allowance of gay marriage undermines heterosexual unions, we decided to work a few steps ahead and strike down opposite-sex unions altogether.
Against a backdrop of whoops and cheers and a party that spilled onto the streets, gay and lesbian couples here began filling out applications for marriage licenses at a. The couples were led down a series of wooden staircases at Cambridge City Hall that were decorated with white bridal organza. Shepherd, 52, choked up and said, ''There's some kid somewhere that's watching this and it's going to change his whole life. It's amazing.