If of interest, here is the link to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling:
GOODRIDGE, et al. v. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, et al.
Andrew Sullivan has a great commentary on his website.
“More to the point – a gay citizen should not be deemed inferior to a straight citizen, denied basic equality under the law, denied the right guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence to the “pursuit of happiness,” when there is absolutely no rational reason to do so. Here is a challenge to the many married heterosexual readers of this site: did you ever believe that your fundamental right to the pursuit of happiness did not include the right to marry the person you love? Has the possibility that the government might invalidate or prevent your marriage ever for a second occurred to you? If not for you, why not for gays? Why should one group in society be granted special rights over others?” (Andrew Sullivan)
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