Archived from the original on November 20, In JulyMassachusetts Citizens for Marriage announced a campaign to amend the State Constitution with language similar to Rogers' legislation,  called the "Protection of Marriage Amendment". He was 18 years old. Archived from the original on September 19, Rather, it was that we were going to get massacred".
Mitt Romney immediately called for an amendment to the state constitution to define a marriage as between a man and a woman.
Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts
A timeline of same-sex marriage in the US Photos: Reilly took the position that 38 states expressly denied recognition to same-sex marriages and that residents of other states could obtain licenses. In a case lead by attorney Jennifer Levi, GLAD challenged Reilly's certification of the petitions in court, claiming the effort contradicted a provision of the Massachusetts Constitution Article 48, Section 2which prohibits the use of such petitions for "reversal of a judicial decision. The language adopted had Romney's support. Influential English writer Dorothy Richardson, whose stream-of-consciousness style will influence James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, is born on this day in Archived from the original on June 4,
On June 15,following the defeat of the initiative to amend the State Constitution, Kris Mineau of the Massachusetts Family Institute warned that gay and lesbian activists would try to repeal the law next so that "This radical social experiment will be exported to the other 49 states". Retrieved August 1, Retrieved April 24, April 2, January 4, Department of Public Health that there is no rational basis under the law to deny a marriage license to same-sex couples. The Massachusetts Legislature took up the repeal of the law the next month. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat