On July 26,in a case involving a same-sex couple who established a civil union in Vermont inthe SJC ruled unanimously in Elia-Warnken v. O'Malley sharpens attack on court. They may not like it, but they lost two to one. Retrieved July 7, It's four judges basically turning society inside out with no input from anybody else. No one is so rotten to the core that they wouldn't even consider that. Carl Sciortinoa gay activist and first-time candidate, drew support from supporters of same-sex marriage, but ran largely on traditional issues like education, taxation, and health-care, and narrowly defeated a year veteran and same-sex marriage opponent in the Democratic primary on September
As the debate over gay marriages spilled into the western suburbs last week, it was clear that the region, like the rest of the state, was struggling to make sense of the landmark decision.
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In the first year, more than 6, same-sex couples were married.