Tuesday, July 15, 2008

MA Senate Votes to Repeal 1913 Law!!

Breaking News: The 1913 Bill was debated on the floor. The
Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to repeal a 1913 law
used to bar out-of-state gay couples from marrying in the
Bay State. This means that gay marriage will be permitted for
out-of-state gay couples...:) Read More Info... Updates to come...
Governor Deval Patrick, MA Senate President Therese Murray &
MGLPC Co-Chair Arline Isaacson are all strongly supported the
repeal of the 1913 Law. This Bill should be signed into law by the
end of the month!! So come to Massachusetts & get married!!
MGLPC Info & Contribution$... For Archive Info.....
Check OUT Isaacson In Our Trailer on Gay Marriage


Blogger NG said...

Excellent news!

July 15, 2008 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

This is Fabulous!! Now everyone from
New York who are planning to marry can drive a few hours in their cars & get married in Massachusetts hopefully by next month. This will be great for the whole country...:)

July 15, 2008 5:23 PM  
OpenID sammy25 said...

You commented a couple of months back on my blog when I discussed this law saying you "were trying to get something done about this law," well it looks like you've done it!!!! I am so wildly excited for Massachusetts. I cannot wait to see gay marriage all over the country! Congrats Congrats Congrats.

July 16, 2008 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Arline Isaacson said...

It is fundamentally unAmerican to deny equal treatment under the law to people simply because you don't like them. It contravenes the very foundations upon which this country was built. Our opponents have the right to their opinions on this matter, but they do NOT have the right to impose their prejudices or religious views upon those who disagree.

As a friend once said : "If you don't like gay marriage, then don't have one!"

While the most important aspect of dealing with this issue is the right of gay couples to be treated equally under the law, so that we can protect our families and our children, it is worth noting that the repeal of this antiquated statute will constitute a boon to the state’s economy.

When gay couples come to MA to marry, they will bring with them their families and friends. They’ll all stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, shop in our stores, employ our caterers, stylists, florists, musicians, photographers, etc. The timing for this repeal is perfect. Our economy can use the infusion of cash it will generate.

A year ago over 100 of the most influential business leaders in Massachusetts advocated that this state support the right of gay couples to marry. They knew that having Massachusetts viewed as a forward thinking state in which to work and live would be good for the business climate. They were right. And expanding the opportunity for marriage to gay couples through the country will have an even more profound and positive effect on the economics of our state.

Arline Isaacson is Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus

July 16, 2008 3:20 PM  

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