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Gay Marriage Celebrates 12 Years

By Charlotte Robinson, May 17, 2016
May 17th marks the 12th anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts. It was a watershed moment in the history of civil rights when the landmark Goodridge ruling designated the constitutional right of gay & lesbian marriages in Massachusetts & at midnight on May 16, 2004 Cambridge, MA was the first city in the United States to issue marriage licenses for gay & lesbian couples. We were there & filmed our historic award-winning short film entitled OUTTAKE: Gay Marriage 2004 shot from midnight on May 17th 2004 in Cambridge & throughout the day in Boston when marriage equality became the law in Massachusetts. Now 12 years later we’re still fighting the backlash of 200 state cases throughout this country still bent on taking the right to marry away from our LGBT community. As an advocate for LGBT equality over the last 12 years I’m proud of my community resilience to keep moving forward until the Equality Act becomes the law of the land. In 2013 Hillary Clinton stated, "LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends & our loved ones & they are full & equal citizens & deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage…that's why I support marriage for lesbian & gay couples. I support it personally & as a matter of policy & law.” Happy 12th Anniversary Massachusetts!! WATCH HISTORIC VIDEO:
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