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so what is love then, is it dictated or chosen?

Thanks to blog stringer and recent birthday-boy Jeff for the link to The Human Rights Campaign’s comprehensive coverage of this week’s historic ruling in Massachusetts.

In addition to reading the complete text of this ruling, I’d encourage you all to link to Margaret Cho’s commentary, played on NPR yesterday. She, as usual, gets across her points in an entertaining and thought-provoking way…

For those who have not seen the coverage at all, here are the keys points:

Same sex couples in Massachusetts who choose to obtain a civil marriage license will now be able to:
-Visit each other in the hospital, without question;
-Make important health care and financial decisions for each other;
-Have mutual obligations to provide support for each other;
-File joint state tax returns, and have the burden and advantages of the state
tax law for married couples; and
-Receive hundreds of other protections under state law.

Novel idea, isn’t it? And about time.

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{ 2 } Comments

  1. M | November 21, 2003 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Yay Massachusetts! I just hope this doesn’t prompt the legislature there to get all busy with amending the state constitution, thus nullifying the whole case. Still, either way, this fight ain’t over.

  2. Kelly | November 22, 2003 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Margaret Cho’s comments were great! I’d also recommend David Brooks’s column in today’s (Nov. 22) New York Times. Brooks — a conservative columnist — makes a strong case as to why conservatives should support gay marriage, too.

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