Wednesday, August 18, 2004

1913 Marriage Law Still Stands After Round One 

Boston.com reports that the Superior Court Judge assigned the challenge to the 1913 marriage statute which is being used to deny marriage licenses to out of state gay couples has declined to enjoin the state from enforcing it. Judge Carol Ball did note that she felt the law does violate the spirit of Goodridge, and that she is troubled by the timing of the state's decision to enforce the long-ignored law.

The plaintiffs in the case plan to appeal, and all parties anticipate that the case will ultimately go before the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court. The decision can be found here, at GLAD's website.


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