Marriage Is Here to Stay in Massachusetts

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“In a couple of years they have built/ A home sweet home/ With a couple of kids running in the yard.”  — The Beatles, “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da”

On May 1, 1991, three same-sex couples in Hawaii asked the court to strike down that state’s marriage licensing law on the grounds that it discriminated against them in violation of the state constitution. They prevailed in the courts but it became an empty victory when the people amended the Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

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