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Massachusetts Marriage Equality

By Charlotte Robinson, May 17, 2018
May 17th marks the 14th 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 17, 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 14 years later we’re still fighting the backlash of states throughout this country still bent on taking the right to marry away & more from our LGBTQ community. As an advocate for LGBTQ equality over the last 14 years I’m proud of my community resilience to keep moving forward despite of the Trump administration doing everything they can do erase our existence by appointing people like anti-LGBTQ hate group leader Tony Perkins to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Perkins was appointed on the recommendation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell according to an announcement the Congressional Record. Perkins has called for Justice Kennedy to be impeached following his marriage equality ruling, promotes the dangerous & scientifically discredited practice of so-called conversion therapy & has compared LGBTQ advocates to terrorists. But we will prevail because we all know love wins. Happy 14th Anniversary Massachusetts!! WATCH VIDEO
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