Is gay marriage legal in massachusetts?

because i heard it was.

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    Yes. It is fully recognized as are marriages of discordant couples; however it is only valid for residents of Massachusetts and the marriage is not recognized outside of the state.

    Additionally, many churches not only recognize same-sex marriages, but perform the ceremony as well -- easily allowing the marriages to be "recognized in the eyes of god".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, two residents of the state may marry. There is an archaic law that forbids the marriage of two people from out of state if their marriage would be forbidden in their own state. There have been some attempts to overturn this statute, without success. However, a judge has ruled that a couple from Rhode Island can get married in Mass, because there is no law in Rhode Island specifically forbidding marriage between two men or two women.

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  • 4 years ago

    did no longer assume to work out the sky fall. besides the indisputable fact that, even nevertheless the state says there is, there are no gay marriages in Mass. Civil unions sure, yet marriage is defined because of the fact the union between a guy and a woman. The state can pass a regulation and phone it that, the state could besides pass a regulation that asserts women human beings are adult men--however the certainty is--they are not--the realtiy in mass. is that there are no gay marriages--civil unions sure--yet gay couples don't have the requiste disparate plumbing for marriage.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. Completely legal.

    The only stipulation is it is legal only there and you must be a resident to be married there(same-sex couples only).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, in Mass only, not honored outside of Mass, but in Mass, all the rights of married straights...It is a very enlightened state. Goldwing110083 (the real one, but I bet you already knew that)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it is... and those who say no really are not all that aware of what is going on. There are things going on to try and reverse it... yes. But for now... same sex marraige is "completely" legal there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, even some churches perform them, the ones that aren't run by bigots.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is - but only for residents of Mass; it doesn't transfer to other states, and Mass won't marry gays who are not residents.

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  • 1 decade ago

    VT has it too. But we call it Civil Union, It's just for legal purposess, but it might get vetoed

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is legal, but of course it consists only of a civil contract. It isn't a marriage in the eyes of God.

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