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10th anniversary of the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts

Susan Shepherd (L) and Marcia Haws (R) are interviewed as they wait at the front doors of City Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 16, 2004. Haws and her partner Susan Shepherd were first at the door of City Hall so that they can be the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Massachusetts when Cambridge begins issuing the licenses at midnight. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

10th anniversary of the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts

Yahoo News

On May 17th, 2004, gay couples in Massachusetts were the first in the nation to be able to legally marry.
Here's a look at that historic day for the first couple to obtain a marriage license, Marcia Hams and Susan Shepard, and some of the plaintiff couples in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, who all obtained their licenses and were married on the 17th.

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